Fire at Sidra underground parking

April 04, 2013 - 3:30:32 am


Smoke rising from the underground parking lot of Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha after a fire, yesterday, in a picture by Tamador Mohammed Al Sulaiti, published on the website of The DailyQ, a student publication of Northwestern University in Qatar. There was no report of casualty. 
DOHA: Fire broke out at an underground parking lot of Sidra Medical and Research Center yesterday. 
As a precaution, all personnel were called off the site and the fire was brought under control. 
“We will keep the community informed about the cause of the fire, pending investigation,” said a statement issued by the Sidra Medical and Research Center. 
It said Sidra is being built to the highest standards of safety in accordance with the American Institute of Architects’ code of practice for hospitals. 
Sidra is part of the Qatar Foundation, which is recognised as having an extremely high competency in health and safety in building design and rigorous implementation of testing and standards. 
Staff at Sidra will be fully trained in health and safety procedures and how to operate in an emergency situation.  
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