A huge gas explosion was reported in Abu Dhabi on Monday morning, resulting in the death of two people.
The police said two people lost their lives – one near the site of the incident, and the second, a passer-by who was hit by debris.
The Rapid Intervention Teams of the Emergency and Public Safety Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police are currently dealing with the explosion that is expected to have caused by gas installations system at a restaurant in a building on Rashid Bin Saeed Street in Abu Dhabi. The explosion damaged other restaurants in the building.
The blast is believed to hit KFC and Hardees restaurants on the city's Rashid Bin Saeed Street. The retail outlets were also damaged.
Rashid Saeed Street is also known as the airport road
The Abu Dhabi Police said the accident resulted in minor and medium injuries. The injured were transferred to the hospital for treatment.
A report was received in the operations room about an explosion in a restaurant. The team immediately rushed to the site.
The teams are currently carrying out their tasks of evacuating the residents from the building and surrounding the place to ensure the safety of the public.