Explosion at Dubai restaurant leads to evacuation of building

A gas pipe exploded in a restaurant in Karama early on Tuesday, injuring one person slightly.

Damage caused by the gas explosion in the morning at the Usthad restaurant and hotel in the Al Maskan building in Karama in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National
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DUBAI // A gas pipe exploded in a restaurant in Karama early on Tuesday, injuring one person.

The explosion happened around 7am, Dubai Civil Defence said. “There was damage to the three-storey building, where the Ustad restaurant is located. The Al Karama fire unit rushed to the scene and put out the fire within 5 minutes,” said a spokesman.

Residents took to social media to inform others of the incident. They said the building in which the restaurant is located had to be evacuated due to the fire.

“Prayers go out to the people staying in and around this locality,” said one resident.

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