Gas Explosion in Abu Dhabi Building

The Abu Dhabi Police is dealing with an explosion caused by a gas connection in a restaurant on Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Road. Cases of minor and moderate injuries are being treated in hospital.

Abu Dhabi Media Office shared updates on social media regarding the incident as they developed. They mentioned that Abu Dhabi Police received a report of an explosion was received at the operations centre this morning. Rapid intervention teams from the Emergency and Public Safety Department from Abu Dhabi Police’s Al Fallah centre immediately attended the scene.

Teams are evacuating residents from the building safely, and cordoning off the area to ensure people’s safety.

The relevant departments are dealing with the situation directly. We urge people to avoid spreading rumours, and to use official news sources.

Abu Dhabi Police has evacuated all residents from the building safely with no injuries. Relevant teams are arranging temporary accommodation for residents until the building’s safety is assured.

According to on-site investigations, the incident was caused by a misalignment in the gas container fittings following refueling.

Unfortunately, two victims lost their lives – one near the site of the incident, and a second passer-by who was hit by debris. We extend our heartfelt condolences to their families, God rest their souls.

Rapid intervention teams from the Emergency and Public Safety Department from Abu Dhabi Police are working to carry out a comprehensive checkup of the building and neighbouring buildings to ensure that there are no further injuries, and to ensure residents’ safety.

Abu Dhabi Police is currently dealing with an explosion in the city caused by a gas installation in a restaurant in a building on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed street, the explosion resulted in minor to moderate injuries, which are transferred to hospital – Abu Dhabi Police

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The rapid intervention teams in the Directorate of Emergency and Public Safety of Abu Dhabi Police are currently dealing with an explosion expected to be caused by gas extensions Monday at a restaurant in a building in Rashid bin Saeed Street in Abu Dhabi, which resulted in minor-to-medium injuries and was taken to the hospital to receive treatment I’m sorry.

A report was received to the O.R. this morning regarding an explosion in a restaurant and immediately the rapid intervention teams at Al-Falah Center in the Directorate of Emergency and Public Safety of Abu Dhabi Police and the teams are currently underway in evacuating residents safely from the building and Circling the place to ensure the safety of the public.

Below are posts on social media regarding the said incident:

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