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Abu Dhabi: Several injured due to explosion at a restaurant

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2020. 01:54 pm
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Abu Dhabi: Several injured due to explosion at a restaurant

An explosion ripped through a fast-food restaurant in a building on Rashid Bin Saeed Street in Abu Dhabi on Monday morning. Police said that the explosion may have occurred due to a gas leak.

Several people were injured. They were taken to a hospital.

The Abu Dhabi police said that the emergency response team has evacuated residents of the building. No casualties have been reported.

The restaurant and the ground floor building were affected by the explosion. Several vehicles were also damaged.

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“A report was received in the operation room this morning about an explosion in a restaurant. The rapid intervention teams immediately moved to Al Falah Centre in the Emergency Directorate and Public Safety at Abu Dhabi Police,” police said in a statement.

Police said that part of the Hazza Bin Zayed Road, which was linked to the Rashid Bin Saeed Street (Airport Road), was temporarily closed for the traffic.

A taxi driver, who witnessed the incident, reported the local news source that “so loud that it shook the area”.

“I was driving in the area when the incident occurred. I heard a very loud sound. It was so scary.”

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On the other hand, an explosion occurred at a restaurant in the Japanese city of Koriyama has killed at least one person and injured 17 others. BOL News reported on 30th July.

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