Nine injured in UAE chemical factory explosion

Nine injured in UAE chemical factory explosion

A blazing fire erupted at a chemical factory in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, which injured nine Pakistanis.

According to the Pakistani embassy, the fire began late Saturday (24 February) in a factory which produced chemical products for sanitisers and perfumes.

The incident took place in Ajman city.

Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE, told Arab News: “A sad accident of fire eruption occurred at sanitisers, perfumes related chemical products facility in Ajman, UAE late on February 24.

“Nine Pakistanis got injured in the ill-fated incident and were immediately rushed to different hospitals.”

Tirmizi stated the injured Pakistanis were admitted to three different hospitals in Ajman, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

He said: “I assure you that all possible assistance shall be extended to fellow Pakistanis who became victims of the accident.”

Hussain Muhammad, the Pakistani consul general in Dubai said to Arab News: “We are ensuring all possible assistance to the injured Pakistanis and [officials of] the Welfare Wing of Pakistan’s Consulate General, Dubai visited the hospitals immediately after the unfortunate occurrence and are constantly in touch with the relevant authorities.”