Dubai : Four Indians , including a couple from Kerala , we re among 16 people killed after a massive fire broke out in a residential building in Dubai that also injured nine others , officials said on Sunday .
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the five – storey apartment building in the Al Ras area , one of the oldest parts of Dubai , and began spreading to other areas , they said . Sixteen people died and nine others were seriously injured , office said .
The Indian Consulate in Dubai confirmed that four Indians were among the dead .
Videos show thick black smoke and flames leaping out of an apartment window , the re port said . The Dubai Civil De fence has attributed the fire to the lack of compliance with building safety requirements .