Sunday, March 30, 2008

Blast in Dubai!

The site of the Al Quoz fire will continue to billow smoke across Dubai for at least two more days, the Civil Defence has warned.

The fire which was sparked by a massive explosion at an illegal fireworks warehouse on Wednesday was finally extinguished at 8.00pm, 13 hours after it began.

Meanwhile police have arrested the owner of the illegal fireworks warehouse.

Dubai Police's Criminal Investigations Department said they had interviewed the owner of the warehouse for storing fireworks illegally.

He will be referred to the public prosecution.

Dubai Police have promised a major crackdown on the illegal storage of fireworks following the massive blaze which sent black smoke for miles across Dubai.

In what was one of the worst fires the UAE has ever seen, over 20 buildings were engulfed in flames and two people killed.

The first blast occurred at 7:10 am, and was so large it could be felt up to six kilometres away while a second smaller explosion happened at 8:00 am.


Sh@ney said...

Good Morning,
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Thankyou and have a great week ahead.

chase / chubz said...

kawawa man ang pinoy na nasawi sa blast.