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Dubai Hotel On Fire #996654
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Tallest tower in the world, close to where fireworks display was due to be, has caught fire. Looks pretty drastic.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31563894

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Re: Dubai Hotel On Fire [Re: granny] #996660
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Watching. Pretty shocking footage. Hope everyone is O.K


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The blaze has run up at least 20 storeys of The Address Hotel near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper.


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The BBC posting lists the date as 21-2-15

Wrong article?

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Firework display still on? Doubt it. Also saying the fire is under control? Er, does not look that way, either!!


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Originally Posted by rhoobarb2002
The BBC posting lists the date as 21-2-15

Wrong article?


Yes, apologies, but that was what BBC were showing initially. Backroom boys got the footage wrong. Anyway, we know now which one it is. Terrible isn't it. As Rude says, can't believe the fireworks are to still happen although the length of coast is massive, so it would be possible.
More worried about any injuries, which apparently there are none . Quite remarkable and very fortunate !

You ok Rhoobarb ?


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It was moi at fault. Sorry.

When doing the news search I clicked on the 'Dubai fire' article below tonight's one.

Pleased there are no casualties.


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14 minor, 1 moderate and one heart attack.

I did the same, clicked on some links and could not work out how it was written as after the fact bur the news was breaking on TV.



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The film "Towering Inferno" springs to mind. So glad no lives were lost.

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I bet you it doesn't collapse like WTC 1,2 and 7. Why? Because high rise steel framed structures are designed not to collapse due to fires and even planes laden with fuel hitting them. That's also why fireman and rescuers will go into a building. They don't totally collapse without the aid of carefully positioned demolition cutter charges, accompanied by loud explosions, explosives residue, molten steel. Now when was the last time that happened.......and 3 times in one city on the same day.

Does seem a minor miracle no one seriously hurt

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New York Fire Marshall says 911 Was an Inside Job






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Of course it was!!! Too many discrepancies. (Not watched vid yet Fish).


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I think most people would admit that governments conspire, the population has no choice but to second guess those conspiracies, or just be mushrooms.


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