UAE: Casualties reported after gas cylinder explosion causes fire in Abu Dhabi

The incident occurred in a restaurant

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Published: Mon 23 May 2022, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Mon 23 May 2022, 8:06 PM

Authorities in Abu Dhabi are working to extinguish a fire resulting from a gas cylinder explosion. The incident occurred in a restaurant in Al Khalidiya area, according to Abu Dhabi Police.

The authority noted that the Civil Defence and police teams are on the scene and working to bring the situation under control.

Preliminary information indicates that there are casualties. The building was evacuated as a precaution, and the competent teams are still working on the site.

Abu Dhabi police and Civil Defense have evacuate residents to safety from six residential buildings as some of their facades were affected by the explosion. Work is underway to provide temporary housing until the buildings are completely secured.

Authorities have asked residents to rely on official channels for updates and to refrain from spreading misinformation.


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