x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Two killed after empty fuel tank explodes in Abu Dhabi shop

Two Asian men died today when an empty fuel tank exploded and split in half inside a maintenance shop in the M-11 zone in Mussafah, prompting an investigation into the cause.

Two Asian men died today when an empty fuel tank exploded and split in half inside a maintenance shop in the M-11 zone in Mussafah.

The civil defence operations centre received a report at 9.27 am about an explosion in an empty fuel tank. Fire fighters and ambulances were dispatched immediately and arrived at the scene at 9.31 am.

The victims were transferred to hospital. An investigation into the cause of the incident is still under way.

Col Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, director general of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi, urged people to take the necessary precautions to prevent such accidents in the future.

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