Two Indian immigrant workers and a Pakistani national were killed and six injured in the blasts that took place in Abu Dhabi this evening, UAE officials reported. The injured and dead were centred around the explosion that hit three petrol-carrying tankers in the industrial Mussafah area of Abu Dhabi.
The Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi said UAE authorities had informed the Indian side of the death of two Indian nationals.
"UAE authorities have informed that the explosion at Mussafah, near ADNOC's storage tanks, has led to 3 casualties, which includes 2 Indian nationals. The Mission @IndembAbuDhabi is in close touch with concerned UAE authorities for further details," the embassy said in a tweet.
Abu Dhabi police have launched an investigation into what is suspected to be a drone attack which dropped objects which triggered the explosions. The possibility of any terror attack has not been officially confirmed although reports of drones being used were partially-confirned by Abu Dhabi Police in their statement to state-run media Wam.
"Initial investigations found parts of a small plane that could possibly be a drone at both sites that could have caused the explosion and the fire," the police said in a statement on state news agency WAM.