New Year’s Eve Chaos in Dubai After Fire Breaks Out in 63-Storey Building

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The Flames Reached From the Ground Floor to About the 40th Storey.

A massive fire broke out at a 63-storey hotel in Dubai at about 9:30 PM.  Revelers were left running for their lives to escape the Address Downtown, which is across a lake from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, where the city’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display is scheduled to take place.

According to a local medic, 60 people were hurt in the fire, with one suffering a heart attack.  Those gathered below were still in danger, from falling debris that may have been on fire.  Officials have said the firework display will still take place as scheduled.

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