One dead, another injured in gas explosion on Ajman farm

The explosion and resultant fire happened at a labour camp on the farm in Al Hamidiya, where a large number of different sized gas cylinders were illegally stored.

AJMAN // An Asian man died and another was injured after gas cylinders exploded at a farm in Ajman on Saturday night.

The explosion and resultant fire happened at a labour camp on the farm in Al Hamidiya, where a large number of different sized gas cylinders were illegally stored, said Col Nasser Al Zari, head of media and public relations at Ajman Civil Defence.

“We received a report about the incident at 10.40pm. The firefighters and rescue team rushed to the scene and evacuated the farm from labourers, put out the fire and completed the cooling process,” he said.

After civil defence has ensured the safety of the scene, they handed it over to Ajman Police to determine the circumstances of the incident.

Col Al Zari asked farm owners not to use their facilities for labour camps or storing gas cylinders when safety standards are not maintained and to consult authorities for an approval if they intend to conduct activities other than agriculture.

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Published: September 4, 2016 04:00 AM

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