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One dead as fire breaks out in Dubai restaurant

Marie Nammour /Dubai
mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 31, 2020 | Last updated on August 31, 2020 at 04.33 pm
dubai restaurant fire, one dead, gas explosion

The fire resulted from an explosion caused by a gas leak

An Asian man was killed after a gas leak caused a fire in a restaurant in Dubai early Monday morning, the authorities said.

The fire that razed the dining outlet at a four-storey building in Dubai International City 2 was reported at 4.31am, according to the Dubai Civil Defence. The victim was at the restaurant when the incident happened.

A team from the Nad Al Shiba Fire and Rescue Centre rushed to the site and evacuated residents. By 4.54am, the fire had been put out.

Police investigations are now under way.

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Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…


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