Fire at Dubai Expo site

Business | 11 May 2020 4:50 pm

A fire struck the site of Dubai's Expo 2020 today, though Emirati officials said no one was injured.

There was thick black smoke rise over the site of the world's fair in the southern edge of Dubai, one of seven sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates.
Officials said in a statement the fire began in a pile of "construction debris'' and was later extinguished.

They did not immediately offer further details, though images of the site showed firefighters battling the blaze near a structure at the site bearing burn marks.
Earlier this month, a Paris-based body behind the events said that Expo 2020 world's fair would be postponed to October 1, 2021, over the new coronavirus pandemic. Dubai has bet billions of dollars on Expo 2020 to rejuvenate its troubled economy.-AP


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