Tower block fire breaks out in UAE

A major fire broke out in a tower block in the city of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates late on Monday.

Residents were evacuated and no-one was seriously hurt, but several people have reportedly been treated for breathing problems and minor injuries.

On Tuesday morning, Ajman civil defence said the fire had been put out and that teams were waiting for the building to cool down.

It is at least the fourth major high-rise fire in the Middle Eastern country in three years.