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Indian, Pakistani killed in UAE gas blast that injures 120

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) – A gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi earlier this week that injured 120 people killed an Indian and a Pakistani national, authorities in those two countries said yesterday.

India’s External Affairs Ministry said one Indian died and some 100 were injured in the blast on Monday in Abu Dhabi’s Khalidiya neighbourhood, just a few blocks from the Emirati capital’s beachfront corniche.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said the explosion killed one Pakistani and wounded others.

Pakistani diplomats also visited a police station in the capital and said Emirati authorities promised to share more on their investigation.

Debris covers the street after an explosion in the Khalidiya district of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. PHOTO: AP