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Fire breaks out in Abu Dhabi building, kills three

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Three people have died while eight others suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out in a building in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, reported Gulf News on Wednesday.

The fire began on the third storey of a nine-floor building, police reports confirm that victims died due to the flames and not the resulting smoke.

According to police reports, the fire began at around 4:20 p.m., the building was subsequently evacuated by Civil Defense teams.

Investigations are ongoing to find out the source of the fire.