53 Injured at petrol station explosion!

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Gas Explosion at petrol station causes damages, 53 injured

Wednesday October 14th – A horrific gas explosion in the diesel tanks of a petrol station in Hilal area caused a stir at 5 am this morning. The explosion caused the ground to break open, engulfing a school bus, and shattering a total of six store fronts as well as some cars in the vicinity.

H.E. the Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Sheikh Abdallah Bin Nasir Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Director of Civil Defense, Brigadier Abdullah Al Suwaidi, prompted the efforts towards controlling the situation.

Civil Defense personnel quickly rushed to the scene and began diverting traffic and taking all necessary safety precautions, while ambulances rushed the injured to the hospital. Most reported injuries, 53 in total, were minor while there were 7 seriously wounded.

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