Two explosions in the United Arab Emirates.
One of the explosions that destroyed 2 fast food restaurants in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Twitter.
On August 31st, two explosions rocked UAE. The explosions happened in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Three people were killed and several others injured.
In Abu Dhabi, a massive explosion hit the Hardees restaurant and KFC in Rasheed bin Saeed street. Extensive damage to the restaurants was shown on social media. A plume of white smoke was seen in the capital. This street is considered as the main road to the airport and was the passage for the US and Israel delegation.
On the same day, the first historic commercial flight had to occur between Israel and the UAE. The flight was carrying a delegation of high level Israelis led by National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat, and a US delegation headed by Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner and US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. The Abu Dhabi government said the blast was due to a ‘misalignment in the gas container fittings following refueling.’
In Dubai an explosion by a gas cylinder in a local restaurant, resulted in two casaulties. The cooking gas had leaked out, resulting in an explosion. The fire that ensued in Dubai was extinguished after 33 minutes.
The Abu Dhabi owned newspaper ‘The National’ said that the blast in Dubai caused a blaze that damaged the ground floor of the building.