BREAKING: Several people injured in shocking Abu Dhabi explosion

ABU DHABI (Al Arabiya) – Several people sustained minor to moderate injuries in an explosion likely caused by gas installations at a restaurant in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi on Monday, the official WAM news agency reported citing police.

Abu Dhabi police and safety teams have been evacuating residents and areas surrounding the building in the Rashid bin Saeed street to ensure the safety of the public, according to WAM.

“Abu Dhabi police urge the public not to spread rumors about the accident and to ensure information is obtained from official sources,” Abu Dhabi police said in a statement.

Those injured have been transported to a hospital for treatment.

No further details have been provided.