106 NRIs injured in gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday stated that 106 Indian expatriates were injured in a gas cylinder explosion that occurred at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi City on Monday.

One Indian among two people died and 120 were injured in a gas explosion during lunchtime at the restaurant near Khalidiyah Mall and Shining Tower.

The injured were admitted to different hospitals across the Emirate, according to the embassy spokesperson.

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On Tuesday, senior officials from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health (DoH) paid a visit to the injured victims.

Monday’s explosion sparked a fire that damaged the facades of six buildings and a number of shops, before coming under the control of the Civil Defense.

Abu Dhabi Police has expressed their “sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased”.


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Sakina Fatima

Sakina Fatima, a digital journalist with Siasat.com, has a master's degree in business administration and is a graduate in mass communication and journalism. Sakina covers topics from the Middle East, with a leaning towards human interest issues.
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