An Indian national and a Pakistani national were killed and 120 others, including 106 Indians, were injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, earlier this week, according to a media report.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a restaurant in Abu Dhabi, injuring 120 people. The Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday that the two killed included an Indian and a Pakistani.
A gas explosion at a restaurant in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, killed two people – an Indian and a Pakistani expatriate – and injured 120, including 106 Indians, the report said.
The Indian embassy also confirmed that one of the dead was an Indian.
The report quoted a statement from the Indian embassy as saying, “According to the information provided by the UAE authorities, one Indian national was among the dead and 106 Indian nationals were injured.”
It said there was regular contact with the local authorities for speedy repatriation of the bodies.
“The embassy is in regular contact with the local authorities for the speedy repatriation of the deceased and all assistance has been assured by the UAE authorities. Embassy officials have reached out to the family of the deceased and are extending a helping hand.
The embassy is also closely monitoring the condition of the injured admitted to the UAE hospital.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry also confirmed the nationality of the second victim and said official documents were being processed.
Indians and Pakistanis give most of the foreign workforce power to the emirates.
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