Ten foreign workers were killed after fire razed a tyre shop in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The labourers, reports said, were apparently trapped in a warehouse used illegally for accommodation.
According to Gulf News daily, eight others were injured in the blaze that gutted the two-storey building in the Mussaffah district of the city.
Police said the victims were of different nationalities and that the owner of the building had been arrested while an investigation into the cause of the fire had begun.
Fires at warehouses in industrial zones are common in the United Arab Emirates and authorities across the Gulf nation continue to crack down on illegal accommodation of foreign labourers.