Shard glass scattered all over the explosion site in Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Department of Health has issued a statement confirming that medical experts are looking after all injured persons.
The police said on Monday afternoon, “A gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi killed two people and injured 120 others.”
The authorities said, “64 people were injured with minor injuries, and 56 others sustained moderate injuries, and 2 people died.”
The explosion struck a restaurant just after 1 pm in Abu Dhabi’s Khalidiya neighborhood, just a few blocks from the capital’s beachfront corniche.
The Department of Health (DoH) said on Twitter, “All injured received necessary medical care.”
DoH has been in direct coordination with Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Authority, and confirms that all injured cases that have resulted from the gas cylinder explosion incident in a restaurant at Al Khalidiya area in Abu Dhabi.
“They have received all necessary medical care in the emirate’s healthcare facilities, which have performed all necessary examinations to ensure the patients safety and wellbeing.”
The Department of Health is coordinating with the relevant embassies and the patients’ families to facilitate their visit to the patients after they have completed their medical treatment.
The DoH has extended its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the two deceased cases and is coordinating with the relevant authorities to complete the necessary procedures.