3 dead in Abu Dhabi blast as UAE condemns 'heinous Houthi attack' - GulfToday

3 dead in Abu Dhabi blast as UAE condemns 'heinous Houthi attack'


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Gulf Today Report

The UAE condemned a "heinous" attack it blamed on Yemen's Houthi rebels after three people were killed in a fuel tank blast triggered by a suspected drone strike in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The explosions "resulted in the death of a Pakistani national and two Indian nationals, and six others sustained mild to moderate injuries," according to state news agency WAM.

Dr. Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking said, "UAE authorities... are dealing... with the heinous Houthi attack on some civilian installations in Abu Dhabi."

The Abu Dhabi Police confirmed that a fire broke out on Monday morning, which led to the explosion of three petroleum tankers in ICAD 3, Mussafah, near ADNOC's storage tanks.

A minor fire also broke out in the new construction area of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the cause of the fires are small flying objects, possibly belonging to drones, that fell in the two areas.

Teams from the competent authorities have been dispatched and the fire is currently being put out.

The competent authorities have launched an extensive investigation into the cause of the fire and the circumstances surrounding it.

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