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The aftermath of a gas pipe explosion in Bur Dubai, Dubai on September 28, 2019.

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Dubai gas blast survivors remain in hospital

 

DUBAI – Nearly two weeks after a deadly gas pipe explosion in a Bur Dubai building, two survivors are still in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Dubai.

According to the Consulate General of Pakistan, a male Pakistani survivor is recovering from 50 percent burns to his body at Rashid Hospital.

The man, a mechanic, was trying to repair the leak in an apartment in the building before the explosion occurred.

He is currently on a ventilator and unconscious at Rashid Hospital where officials from the consulate have been regularly visiting him.

A 35-year-old Indian woman, a resident of the apartment where the blast occurred, sustained 75 percent burns in her body. She will reportedly need reconstructive surgery due to severe burns on her face.

A gas pipe explosion in a sixth floor apartment in Al Ghurair Building in Mankhool, Bur Dubai on September 8 left an Indian man dead. His body was repatriated on October 3. ICA/Expat Media

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