Flames engulf Saudi, UAE border checkpoint

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A massive fire broke out at the al-Batha border checkpoint, on the border of UAE and Saudi Arabia on Sunday afternoon. Abu Dhabi civil defense officials rushed to help their Saudi counter-parts and were successful in putting out the fire, according to Gulf News.


Various flammable materials were quickly moved away from the scene and the public was cordoned off at a safe distance.

“This is a direct outcome of the readiness trainings they conduct on a regular basis to hone their skills and boost their capabilities,” al-Rumaithi, the Chairman of Abu Dhabi emergency, crisis and disasters management team told the newspaper.

“Supporting our brothers in emergencies that threaten their safety and stability is part of the measures we take to safeguard our security and national stability.” he added.

A video of the incident quickly started making rounds across various social media platforms. In the video, multiple firemen are seen trying to douse the fire with water hoses.

Multiple trucks, imported cars and goods were engulfed by the flames, but no commercial movements were affected due to this fire.
The fire broke out at a checkpoint warehouse but the cause still remains to be unknown.

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