Huge blaze in Ajman, UAE is brought under control

A large blaze that had broken out in Ajman earlier on Wednesday has been brought under control. (Ajman Police)
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Updated 05 August 2020

Huge blaze in Ajman, UAE is brought under control

  • The blaze comes a day after a massive warehouse explosion sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut

LONDON: A large blaze that had broken out at a market in Ajman earlier on Wednesday has been brought under control, the emirate’s police force said.

The fire started in the new industrial area of Ajman at around 6.30 p.m. local time, Gulf News reported.

The blaze was brought under control after civil defense teams arrived in three minutes, and there were no reports of deaths or injuries.

Videos posted on social media showed thick plumes of black smoke rising to the sky as the fire raged.

The blaze comes a day after a massive warehouse explosion sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135 people.


UAE reports new record high of 1,538 coronavirus infections

Updated 21 October 2020

UAE reports new record high of 1,538 coronavirus infections

  • The total number of cases in the UAE since the pandemic began has reached 119,132
  • The country has also confirmed two deaths, raising the number of COVID-19-linked deaths to 472

DUBAI: The UAE has recorded 1,538 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours after conducting 105,740 tests, state news agency WAM reported.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of cases since the pandemic began has reached 119,132. The country has also confirmed two deaths, raising the number of COVID-19-linked deaths to 472.
The ministry also said 1,501 people had recovered from COVID-19 overnight, bringing the total to 111,814.
The UAE, with a population of around 9.9 million people, has seen the number of daily new cases surge over the past two months from 164 on Aug. 3 to a new high of 1,538.