Residents evacuated; other flats on the same floor of the building also badly damaged
Woman injured in cylinder blast in Ajman building

An Asian woman sustained moderate injuries after a gas cylinder exploded at an apartment in a building located in Al Jurf area of Ajman on Thursday afternoon. The explosion partially damaged the four-storey building.

Brigadier Rashid Jasem Mijlad, director-general of Ajman Civil Defence, said the operation room received a call at 12.17pm reporting the explosion on the fourth floor.

When police and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found the site badly damaged including the kitchen of the apartment, shattered windows and a collapsed kitchen wall, informed Brigadier Mijlad.

The explosion damaged apartments on the same floor and cars parked below the building.

The residents of the building were evacuated by rescue personnel.

The latest gas-cylinder explosion follows a string of similar incidents across the UAE since mid-2016 causing deaths or injuries to victims.



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