A massive, multi-story fire broke out in a 63-story hotel in Dubai, where thousands of people were gathered to watch a New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
The Address Downtown Dubai is a five-star hotel, which has 196 rooms. It is next door to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower at 2,722 feet. One person suffered a heart attack in the stampede, 14 people suffered minor injuries and one person “moderate” injuries.The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. According to Dubai police chief, all the hotel’s residents had been evacuated.
The fire was reported to have started on the 20th floor, and quickly spread up the outside of the building.