UAE: 3 killed, 6 wounded in Abu Dhabi fuel tankers explosion after suspected drone attack

Two Indians and a Pakistani were among the deceased



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Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 3:20 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8:39 PM

Three people were killed and six injured as a fire caused an explosion in three petroleum tankers in Abu Dhabi’s Musaffah on Monday morning.

Two Indians and a Pakistani were among the deceased, the Abu Dhabi Police said.

The injuries have been described as “mild to moderate”.

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

The embassy wrote on Twitter: "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."

The fire in ICAD 3 near ADNOC storage tanks has been brought under control, the police added.

Another minor fire broke out in the new construction area of the Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday morning.

Preliminary investigations suggest that drones may have caused the two fires. The flying objects fell in the two areas just before the fires started, the Abu Dhabi Police said.

The police have launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fires and the circumstances that led to it.

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