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Dubai restaurant destroyed in early morning explosion

One person injured following the blast at Ustad restaurant in Karama

Dubai restaurant destroyed in early morning explosion
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A restaurant in Dubai was destroyed following a gas-related explosion early on Tuesday morning.

One person sustained injuries in the blast, which was caused when a gas pipe exploded at the Ustad restaurant in Karama at around 7am.

“There was damage to the three-storey building, where the Ustad restaurant is located. The Al Karama fire unit rushed to the scene and put out the fire within 5 minutes," a Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson told local media.

The building where the restaurant is located, Al Maskaan, was evacuated following the incident and the area was cordoned off. Traffic in the vicinity was also closed for around three hours.

An assessment is now being carried out as to the damage caused , including if any structural damage has been caused to building.