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Abu Dhabi gas leak blast claims two Filipinos

The late morning gas leak explosion in Abu Dhabi on Monday has claimed the lives of two Filipinos and some who had sustained injuries remain confined in a hospital.

The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi released an official statement, signed by Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana, on this on Tuesday evening through its Facebook Page. The identities of the victims were withheld for privacy concerns.

In a related development, upon the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the ERC will cover the accommodation costs of the residents of the building affected by the gas explosion, says WAM.

Sheikh Hamdan ordered the ERC to comfort and fulfil the needs of the 208 individuals from 38 families who were affected. The ERC centre in Abu Dhabi, in coordination with the relevant authorities, immediately took action and counted the building’s residents, who were transferred to hotel rooms around Abu Dhabi, under the supervision of a team of ERC volunteers.

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