One dead in explosion at residential block in Mankhool, Bur Dubai

Al Ghurair Properties, owner and operator of the Mankhool 455 building, reportedly confirms gas leak explosion

Bur Dubai as seen from Dubai Frame in 2015 [representational image].
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Bur Dubai as seen from Dubai Frame in 2015 [representational image].

A cooking gas explosion at the Mankhool 455 building in Bur Dubai is reported to have caused the death of one person and injuries to three others, with owner and operator Al Ghurair Properties stating that a gas leak “caused both external and internal damage” which was localised and “did not affect the overall structure of the building”.

UAE daily Gulf News, citing a statement by Al Ghurair Properties, reported that the building comprises 104 apartments, of which 88 are occupied.

The report, citing Al Ghurair Properties, added that all residents were “moved out of the building within one hour and accommodated in a nearby hotel”.

The report added that the explosion occurred on the sixth-floor studio apartment and “severely damaged two more neighbouring apartments”.

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