UAE: On Monday, two separate explosions occurred in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) capital Abu Dhabi and its tourism hub Dubai. According to police and media, in the explosions, three people died and several others got injured.
The Abu Dhabi government media office reported that the two people were killed in the blast that happened in the capital. National daily reported that the blast has hit hard the KFC and Hardees restaurants on the city’s Rashid bin Saeed Street.
The street is also famous as the main road to the airport, where top attendants to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are expected to land later on Monday, for a historic trip between Israel and another Arab country
The police informed that the Abu Dhabi incident cause several minor and moderate injuries to the residents of the building and the surrounding areas were emptied. The Abu Dhabi government media office said that the blast was occurred due to The misalignment of the gas container fittings following refueling
Photos published on social and local media showed that the Extensive damage happened to the two restaurants with white plumes of smoke rising from the ground floor of the building.
On the other hand, on the same day, that is Monday early in the morning in Dubai, a person was killed when a gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant, a local media reported.
Abu Dhabi-owned The National newspaper, quoting a Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson, said that the blast occurred in Dubai restaurant has caused a fire that damaged the ground floor of the building. However, the fire was controlled within 33 minutes.
The incident occurred in Dubai early in the morning that is at 4:31 AM in a four-story building in the emirate’s International City district. Firefighters and rescue team members from Nad Al Sheba center were sent to the scene to control fire and evacuate the building.
A spokesman told a newspaper the cooking gas was leaked initially in the restaurant and triggered the explosions which in turn caused a fire that damages the ground floor of the restaurant. He added that at the time of the blast he was present in the restaurant.