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Abu Dhabi says 2 killed, 120 injured in gas cylinder explosion

Two people were killed and 120 others injured on Monday in a gas cylinder explosion in the UAE capital, police said, as authorities downplayed the incident and warned the public not to share images of the aftermath. Gave.

The blast happened just after 1 p.m. at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi’s Khalidia neighborhood, just a few blocks from the capital’s beachfront Corniche. Initially, Abu Dhabi Police vaguely noted damage and injuries, with what appeared to be piles of garbage and glass on the road.

In a tweet six hours later, Abu Dhabi Police offered casualties – 64 people with “minor injuries”, 56 with “moderate injuries” and two dead.

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“The injured were shifted to the hospital to receive necessary health care, with shops and the front of six buildings damaged,” police said. He said the investigation into the blast was continuing.

State-owned and state-affiliated media in Abu Dhabi also initially downplayed the explosion, as only the facades of nearby shops in the neighborhood were damaged. Abu Dhabi Police had warned the public against sharing any footage of the aftermath of the explosion in a country with strict laws on speech.

Authorities have already threatened criminal charges against those circulating images of the attacks on the country following a series of drone attacks on the capital by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

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State-affiliated English-language newspaper The National in Abu Dhabi described the explosion as an explosion at an unnamed restaurant near the local landmark Shining Towers complex just after 1 p.m. on Monday.

In February, officials said a similar gas cylinder explosion hit the capital at the height of concerns over Houthi attacks.

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