Abu Dhabi gas explosion: All injured undergoing treatment; family visits to be arranged soon

Two people died due to the blast at a restaurant

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Published: Tue 24 May 2022, 10:42 AM

Last updated: Tue 24 May 2022, 11:17 AM

Over a hundred people who were injured in the gas explosion that occurred in Abu Dhabi on Monday are receiving necessary medical care, according to authorities.

Two people were also killed in the deadly blast that occurred in a restaurant in the Al Khalidiya area.

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi confirmed that all inured received necessary medical care in the emirate's healthcare facilities. The hospitals carried out all the required examinations to ensure the patient's safety and wellbeing.

The authority is coordinating with the relevant embassies and the patients' families to facilitate their visits after their medical treatment.

The department has extended its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the two deceased and is coordinating with the relevant authorities to complete the necessary procedures.

Abu Dhabi Police also expressed “sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased”.

According to police, 64 people suffered minor injuries, and 56 others had moderate injuries.


The area has several residential buildings and restaurants, with the majority expat community hailing from the Indian subcontinent and the rest from Arab countries and the Philippines.

The blast on Monday set off a fire that damaged the facades of six buildings and a number of stores before being brought under control by the Civil Defence.

Four of the damaged buildings were “safely” evacuated, with efforts underway to find their residents temporary housing “until the buildings are completely secured”, the police said.

Pictures released by Abu Dhabi police showed first responders tending to a person on a gurney, and debris and broken glass strewn across the pavement.

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