The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi has confirmed on Tuesday, September 1, the death of two Filipinos involved in the unfortunate accident caused by a gas explosion at a restaurant on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Road (also known as Airport Road) in Abu Dhabi on August 31.
According to on-site investigations, the explosion was caused by a misalignment in gas container fittings following refueling.
Philippine Embassy Confirms Death of Two Filipinos Involved in Gas Leak Accident in Abu Dhabi
A statement released by the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, said: “It is with deep sadness that the Embassy shares the latest information that two Filipinos died from the unfortunate accident yesterday caused by a gas explosion at a restaurant at Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Road, (also known as Airport Road) in Abu Dhabi.”
Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Hjayceelyn Quintana, has already contacted the families of the victims to express condolences and to provide assurance that the Philippine government will provide necessary assistance for them.
Furthermore, the Embassy has also reassured the public that they are actively working with the Abu Dhabi government on getting further details to assist other Filipinos who have been affected by the blast.
“The Embassy continues to work with UAE authorities to also obtain details on some injured Filipinos who were brought to the hospital for treatment of minor and moderate injuries so that they can be given appropriate support,” the statement read.
Right after the accident, 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 neighboring buildings to ensure that there are no further injuries, and to ensure residents’ safety.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi urged the Filipino community to keep safe and to follow all protocols of the UAE.
Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go to the family of those who passed away due to the incident.