Another minor fire broke out in the new construction area of the Abu Dhabi International Airport, resulting in a short disruption for a small number of flights. Preliminary investigations suggest that drones may have caused the two fires. The flying objects fell in the two areas just before the fires started, the Abu Dhabi Police said.
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The Abu Dhabi Police said a fire caused an explosion in three fuel tankers in Musaffah area in Abu Dhabi. The tankers were in ICAD 3, near ADNOC’s storage area. According to authorities, two Indians and a Pakistani were killed in the incident, while six others were injured. The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is in close contact with the UAE authorities for further information on the two Indian nationals killed in the petroleum tanker explosion.
“Teams from the competent authorities have been dispatched and the fire is currently being put out,” Emirates news agency WAM reported. No significant damages have been reported. The police have launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fires and the circumstances that led to it.