Rashid Hospital in a statement said they received three critical cases and one non-critical case following the explosion. They added, ” One critical case patient arrived and was ongoing CPR and passed away shortly.
The other two patients, who were in a critical condition are currently receiving treatment at the ICU’s burn section. One patient is suffering from burns that cover 45 per cent of their body and the other is suffering from burns that cover 70 per cent of their body.
The sources said the explosion in the studio apartment on the sixth floor damaged windows and the wall of the seven-floor high building in Bur Dubai.
There was no immediate statement from Civil Defence, but the sources said suspected the incident was triggered by a cooking gas explosion.
Pictures taken by Gulf News on Sunday morning showed a large hole — and the window panel missing.
The building which has over 100 apartments was cordoned off and the residents were shifted to a nearby building, sources said on Sunday.
The building has a piped gas line and residents told Gulf News on Sunday that the building was still being checked for other leakages as one could smell gas.
The residents have not been told when they would be allowed to enter their apartments to collect some bare essentials.
All residents were given accommodation in a neighbouring hotel apartment and have not been allowed to return home .
The explosion occurred on the sixth floor studio apartment but severely damage two more neighbouring apartments.
Dubai Police has cordoned off the building and the security of the building management was keeping everyone away.
Recounting the horror, a fourth-floor resident of the building said: “It was 7 pm when we heard this very loud explosion. For a few minutes, the floor and windows just vibrated. I had just come home from work and my wife and I gathered our children and ran out of the building.”
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