All the injured have been admitted to the hospital. The condition of 74 of them is critical, while the injuries of the remaining 54 are not serious. Many have been discharged from the hospital after receiving first aid.
Abu Dhabi police told the UAE-based Al Arabiya News that the gas cylinder of the restaurant exploded. The blast damaged several shops and six residential buildings in the vicinity of the restaurant.
Police said the fire was not yet under control. Residents have been evacuated from the damaged buildings and have been temporarily housed until the situation is brought under control. Abu Dhabi’s administrative authorities have expressed their condolences to those killed and injured in the incident.