Explosions in the UAE: A timeline

Explosions in the UAE: A timeline

We take a look at other explosions that have rattled UAE in the past few years.



By Staff Report

Published: Wed 24 Aug 2016, 2:42 PM

Last updated: Wed 24 Aug 2016, 6:22 PM

A Wednesday morning explosion in the Al Khail Gate community in Dubai left at least one apartment destroyed.
The explosion occurred on the fifth floor of building 39 in Al Khail Community's Phase 1.
Read: Dubai building wall collapses after explosion
We take a look at other explosions that have rattled UAE in the past few years.
June 2016: One person was injured in an explosion caused when a gas pipeline burst at a restaurant in Karama.
October 2015: A popular Turkish restaurant in Dubai - the Bosphorus Restaurant in Umm Suqeim  -was destroyed after a suspected gas leak caused a massive explosion. No injuries were reported.
July 2015: A house in Fujairah catches fire after a gas cylinder explodes. An Emirati family escaped unharmed.
November 2014: Two men received multiple injuries in an explosion at a restaurant on Red Island in Ras Al Khaimah. Investigations revealed that the blast took place as a result of a leak in an LPG cylinder at the eatery.
June 2014: A 30-year-old Pakistani worker was killed and other one sustained severe burns after a gas cylinder exploded inside their room in a labour accommodation in Al Sajjah area in Sharjah.
June 2014: Two Pakistanis received serious burn injuries in a gas explosion at a jewellery shop in Al Maraijah area in Sharjah. A third man received minor injuries.
October 2013: Nine people were injured as result of an explosion which occurred in a laundry in the Raffa area in Dubai.
May 2012: A fire broke out in an apartment in the Swan area of Ajman on Sunday night after a gas cylinder exploded. The residents were abroad.
March 2008: An explosion at a fireworks factory in Dubai's Al Quoz leaves two people dead and led to the evacuation of nearby schools.


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