The police have announced the death of three people killed in two separate explosions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on Monday.
The Abu Dhabi government media office reported that two people were killed in the blast in the capital which hit the KFC and Hardees restaurants on Rashid bin Saeed Street.
The street is also known as a main road to the airport, where top aides to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are expected to land later on Monday, in a historic trip between Israel and another Arab country.
The police said the Abu Dhabi incident also caused several minor and moderate injuries, and residents of the building and surrounding areas were evacuated.”
The Abu Dhabi government media office said the blast was caused by a “misalignment in the gas container fittings following refuelling”.
Meanwhile, local media reported that one person was killed when a gas cylinder exploded in a Dubai restaurant earlier today.