On Monday afternoon, around 1 pm, a massive gas cylinder explosion in a restaurant in Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi left the neighbourhood jolted.
The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority were quick to reach the scene of the blast and extinguished the fire that broke out as a result of the explosion.
Abu Dhabi Police said that a few injuries were reported, and many shops in the area were damaged by the harsh impact.
Nearby residents reported two loud bangs in central Abu Dhabi, followed by the trembling of windows and furniture
The local authorities have temporarily sealed off several roads connecting to the scene of the blast for safety reasons. The roads in Khalidiya are currently riddled with Debris and rubble.
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