Sixteen dead, 9 injured in Dubai residential building fire

Sixteen people were killed and nine were injured in a Dubai residential building fire on Saturday, local newspapers said on Sunday citing the Dubai Civil Defence.

The fire engulfed the five-story building in the Al-Ras neighborhood, one of the oldest parts of Dubai and home to many migrant workers and traders, on Saturday afternoon, according to Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National. Local media said the fire had been put out.

"Preliminary investigations showed that lack of compliance with building security and safety requirements caused the fire" the National said citing a civil defense statement.

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