Video: 7 injured in UAE fuel tanker fire; helicopter lands on road to rescue expat

Thick black plumes of smoke were seen rising over the area


A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 2:19 PM

Last updated: Thu 11 Aug 2022, 11:35 PM

Seven people were injured after an oil tanker caught fire in Fujairah on Thursday. The blaze has been brought under control, the Fujairah Police said on Thursday evening.

The injuries ranged from minor to severe, the authority added.

The National Search and Rescue Centre (NSRC), in collaboration with the Fujairah Police, had earlier rescued and evacuated an Asian individual.

The NSRC shared videos showing a helicopter on the road leading to the accident site in Al Bithnah. The injured person is seen being rescued and taken to the chopper, which then transports him to Fujairah Hospital.

Photos shared by the NSRC showed long traffic tailbacks on the road. In the images, thick black plumes of smoke are seen rising over the area.

The police had earlier closed the Sheikh Maktoum Street in both directions from Al Bithnah to Al Farfar roundabout. The road was reopened around 1.30pm.


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