Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed visits people injured in Abu Dhabi gas explosion

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Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed visits people who were injured in a gas explosion in Abu Dhabi on August 31. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

Three people died and several more were injured in the blast at a KFC and Hardee's restaurant. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

Sheikh Khaled ordered a review of review of safety measures for gas transportation and storage. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

Sheikh Khaled visits people who were hospitalised in the gas explosion. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

Workers board up a building on Airport Road in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, September 1, a day after the deadly gas blast on Monday, August 31. The National

Workers began clearing up debris that was flung into the street after the ground floor blast at the KFC and Hardee's outlet. The National

Two people died and others were injured in the accident on Monday morning. The National

The area was cordoned off to the public. The National

The authorities are carrying out checks in the surrounding area to ensure any gas pipe faults are found. The National

Police released this image of extensive damage to a building in central Abu Dhabi. Courtesy: AD Police

An eyewitness took this image showing the damage that the blast caused. Courtesy Naeema Baloch

A nearby resident shared these images of the blast on Airport Road

Abu Dhabi Police said it was thought the blast was caused by a gas leak

The accident left debris strewn across the street in front of the building

Abu Dhabi Police said a number of people were taken to hospital with 'minor and moderate injuries'


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Sep 8, 2020

September 8, 2020


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Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed visited people who were hurt in a gas explosion in Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday.

The member of the Executive Council and chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office visited Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and wished the injured a rapid recovery.

He also directed Abu Dhabi's Department of Community Development to attend to the patients and ensure their full recovery.

Three people died as a result of the explosion at a building on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Road – known locally as Airport Road – on August 31.

Investigations showed the explosion was caused by a misalignment in the gas container fittings after the residential building was refuelled.

The blast instantly killed two Filipino people and fatally injured another from Sri Lanka. The blast also destroyed a KFC, neighbouring Hardee's and other shops near by.

The Sri Lankan Embassy in the UAE said visited another of its citizens, injured in the explosion, in the intensive care unit of a hospital.

Police reminded the public to be careful when dealing with gas connections and other energy sources.

On Tuesday, Sheikh Khaled instructed Abu Dhabi's government offices to review safety and security requirements for buildings’ gas transportation and storage and to update them in line with best international practice to ensure the community's safety.

Following the explosion, Emirates Red Crescent said it would cover the cost of accommodation of more than 200 people who were left temporarily homeless.

The humanitarian organisation will provide support for 208 people living in the building who had to be relocated.

ERC said volunteers from its Abu Dhabi centre were involved in the evacuation of the building and transferring residents to hotels in the city.

Updated: September 8, 2020 02:56 PM

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