Students’ fire alarm system wins award

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Abu Dhabi: Amnah Al Marzouqi’s sister escaped unharmed from a fire that broke out at The Address Downtown Hotel on 2016 New Year’s Eve, but her scary accounts of the incident prompted Amnah to develop a smart evacuation system along with her classmates.

“My sister told me the difficulties faced by the hotel residents, especially elderly people and children, to find the exit,” the Emirati student of Electronics Engineering at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) at Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, told Gulf News on Wednesday.