x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Explosion in Bur Dubai injures nine

According to Dubai Police, the blast, which occurred at around 12:30pm, was caused when a steam pressure pump exploded, causing significant damage to the building.

Nine people were injured, one seriously, in an explosion at a laundry in Bur Dubai on Wednesday.

According to Dubai Police, the blast, which occurred at around 12:30pm, was caused when a steam pressure pump exploded, causing significant damage to the building.

Three employees of the Red Palace Laundry in the city’s Meena Bazaar area were hurt, along with six passers-by.

The injured were taken to Rashid Hospital for treatment.

A police spokesperson said that investigations are ongoing, but that there were no fatalities.

newsdesk@thenational.ae