A scene from the explosion caused by a gas leak.
A restaurant in Al Qusais was damaged in a blast caused by gas leakage on Monday morning.
According to Brigadier Abdulhalim Al Hashimi, acting director of Al Qusais Police Station, no injuries were reported in the incident. However, two nearby shops, a pharmacy, a beauty salon, and three cars got damaged.
“Dubai Police patrols were immediately dispatched to the scene to secure the perimeter and work jointly for hours with Dubai Civil Defense to evacuate residents of the two-storey building as a precautionary measure,” Brig. Al Hashimi explained.
Brig. Al Hashimi indicated that preliminary investigations showed that the accident was caused by gas leakage.
He further confirmed that the Crime Scene Department of the General Department of Forensics and Criminology at Dubai is preparing the final report of the accident and its cause after collecting evidence from the scene.
Brig. Al Hashimi urged restaurants owners to maintain safety and security systems in restaurants and to perform periodic maintenance of pipes and gas detectors, especially during summer and high temperatures.
There were no casualties reported. All residents were evacuated.
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