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Dubai: Hundreds forced to flee fire at 'The Torch' skyscraper

Hundreds of people in Dubai have been evacuated from one of the world’s tallest residential buildings after fire swept through The Torch, a 79-storey

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Dubai: Hundreds forced to flee fire at 'The Torch' skyscraper

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Hundreds of people in Dubai have been evacuated from one of the world’s tallest residential buildings after fire swept through The Torch, a 79-storey skyscraper.

A witness said flames shot out from two sides of the building, which stands more than 330 metres tall. There are no reports of any casualties.

Firefighters arriving on at least a dozen fire engines were able to extinguish the blaze several hours after the fire alarm went off at around 2 a.m. local time.

The cause of the blaze is unclear.