x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Dubai maid fights for life after being burnt in kitchen gas explosion

An Ethiopian woman who sustained burns to more than 80 per cent of her body in a kitchen gas explosion is fighting for life in Rashid Hospital, Dubai.

An Ethiopian woman who sustained burns to more than 80 per cent of her body in a kitchen gas explosion is fighting for life in Rashid Hospital, Dubai.

Azeb Abebe, 24, was admitted to the burns unit last Sunday after the explosion in her sponsor's home.

"She is in a critical condition," said a hospital employee. "Usually victims with more than 80 per cent burns don't survive this long. It is difficult to say if she will survive but if she does, life will be a huge struggle."

Ms Abebe's recruitment agency in Ajman said they had informed her sister in Oman of her condition.

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