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Abu Dhabi fuel tankers explosion: Indian, Pakistani embassies in touch with UAE authorities

Earlier in the day, police confirmed that two Indians and a Pakistani expat were killed in a fire that broke in Musaffah



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Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 5:16 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11:46 PM

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is in close contact with the UAE authorities for further information on the two Indian nationals killed in the petroleum tanker explosion.

“The UAE authorities have informed that the explosion at Mussafah, near ADNOC’s storage tanks, has led to 3 casualties, which includes 2 Indian nationals. The Indian Embassy is in close touch with concerned UAE authorities for further details,” said the embassy tweeted.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad also issued a statement with regard to the incident. "Pakistan strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack on civilian areas carried out by the Houthis in Abu Dhabi today that claimed several lives, including one Pakistani National. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to the injured.

"Such attacks violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the UAE and pose a grave threat to the regional peace and security. Pakistan calls for their immediate cessation.

"Pakistan stands in solidarity with the brotherly people and government of the United Arab Emirates in the face of this wanton act of terrorism," it added.

Earlier in the day, police confirmed that two Indians and a Pakistani expat were killed in a fire that broke in Musaffah ICAD 3 area near the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and resulted in the explosion of three petroleum tankers.

The situation has been brought under control, local authorities said.

“We are in touch with the UAE authorities to ascertain identities of the deceased,” said the official spokesperson from the embassy.

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