DUBAI — A day after the catastrophic Beirut’s explosions, a large fire broke out on Wednesday evening in the emirate new industrial area 50 kilometres away from Dubai which engulfed the fruits and vegetable market of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.
Officials says the fires started on wednesday evening at around 6:30pm but fire engines were rushed at the site and the situation was brought under control. Firefighters using water and foam to extinguish the fires cordoned the place to cool down the fire for nearly three hours.
No injuries or deaths was caused by the fire breakouts.
Parts of the market which had been closed for four months due to coronavirus precautions collapsed and were completely burned, Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah al-Nuaimi said in a statement carried by state news agency WAM.
Ajman police said the site is being dampened down and an investigation will be launched, he said.
Ajman market blazes comes moments of disastrous blasts in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut on Tuesday which left over 78 persons dead while over 4,000 wounded.
The cause of the explosions had not been clearly know butinvestigations are underway.
Many members blame the explosions on the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at one of the ports where explosions started.
However, Lebanese PM Hassan Diab insisted that those who are responsible for the Beirut’s explosions would pay the price.