Doha: Fire Breaks out at Building in Pearl-Qatar, All 39 Workers Rescued
Daijiworld Media Network - Doha
Update: June 6, 7 am IST
The fire has been completely contained. A total number of 39 workers were rescued once the search operation was over. All are in good condition, the ministry of interior stated.
Update: June 6, 12.25 am IST
Doha, Jun 5: The fire at under-construction building in the Pearl-Qatar is under control. Altogether, 26 workers have been rescued so far and they are in good healthy condition. Remaining are being rescued, stated the ministry of interior.
A massive fire broke out at a building under construction at the Pearl-Qatar here on Tuesday June 5.
Eyewitnesses said that one of the towers at the construction zone is ablaze. Already around 15 ambulances are at the spot. No casualties have been reported so far.
Fire engines too have rushed to the spot and reportedly a crane is being used to evacuate the workers trapped on the upper level through the roof. Choppers too are hovering overhead, sources said.
The fire was at one of buildings under construction in Vivah Bahriya district of the Pearl away from residential and recreational areas, stated the ministry of interior.
The fire broke out at lower levels, while the workers were at the upper levels. Search and rescue team are evacuating the workers.
A considerable number of workers have been rescued using mobile escalators. The rest of workers are in upper levels and away from the fire source.