ABU DHABI – Two people were killed in an explosion of a LPG tank in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. 120 people were injured when the 5-storey building collapsed. Some of the 56 hospitalized for serious injuries are in critical condition. The details have not yet been released. Complete destruction of the building resulted in the total loss of the food care restaurant that Basheer, from Kozhikode, and Abdul Khader, from Kannur ran. Basheer informed Manorama that eight employees were present at the restaurant during the incident.
Six buildings were damaged by the blast. The debris also caused damage to vehicles. The incident occurred near Khalidiya Mall Abu Dhabi at around 1 p.m. yesterday. Initial investigations revealed that the explosion was caused when cooking gas was being filled in a central gas system. Just after noon, the bomber hit a police station. Overcrowding in this area resulted in most of the victims being injured. Residents of four buildings nearby were evacuated as a precaution. Police stated that they would provide temporary accommodation while the buildings are secured. Traffic has been restricted to the area.