Two Indians killed in UAE tanker explosion, Indian Embassy confirms

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Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 : Two Indians and a Pakistani were killed when three petroleum tankers exploded in Abu Dhabi near the Adnoc storage tanks on Monday. The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has confirmed the death of two Indian nationals, and said it is in close touch with UAE authorities for further details.

The Indian Embassy in a tweet said: “UAE authorities have informed that the explosion at Mussafah, near ADNOC’s storage tanks, has led to 3 casualties, which includes 2 Indian nationals.

“The Mission @IndembAbuDhabi is in close touch with concerned UAE authorities for further details.”

Earlier, the state-run WAM news agency quoted Abu Dhabi Police as saying that three people were killed — two Indians and one Pakistani — and six others were injured in the explosion that occurred after a fire broke out on Monday morning in the Musaffah ICAD 3 area near the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).

The explosions happened in ICAD 3, Mussaffah, near Mohamed bin Zayed City.

Preliminary investigations suggested that small flying objects, possibly related to drones, fell into the areas and started the fires, WAM reported.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

A smaller fire was also reported in the new construction area of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The fire has been put out, it said.

According to other media reports, the explosions are suspected to be the result of a Houthi drone attack.

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