As a 63-storey Dubai hotel burned, a photographer hung onto a rope outside the 48th floor for life..


A Filipino photographer dangled from a rope outside a 63-storey Dubai hotel as a massive fire engulfed the building on New Year’s Eve.

Dennis Borja Mallari was given access to the 48th floor of the Address Downtown hotel to shoot Dubai’s New Year’s midnight fireworks display when his room filled with thick black smoke. Mallari told Gulf News that he tried running for the stairs but thought he would suffocate.
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“I tried to get out through the stairs initially, but I figured I’d die of suffocation. So I went back and tried to find a way out.”

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