Sharjah: Two people including a Malappuram-native was killed in the fire that broke out in a 16-storey building in Sharjah on Al Arouba Street in Sharjah at around Friday midnight.

The deceased are identified as Deepan Balakrishnan (26), a native of Chungathara in Nilmbur and Iman (32), a Bengladesh-native.

A Super Market, which was functioning in the ground floor of the building, has been fully destroyed.

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The building is situated on the Sharjah- Ajman road. Residents of the building, mostly Keralites, have also been evacuated and lodged in a hotel. 

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