All Emiratis in Houston safe after explosion


The UAE Consulate in Houston has confirmed that all Emiratis in Houston are safe following the explosion that occurred in a factory in the city yesterday.

It has advised all UAE citizens in Houston to register for the online "My Presence" service via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website or its smart application and to communicate with the Consulate in the event of an emergency. 

The Consulate is also warning Emiratis in the US to stay away from the explosion zone in order to ensure their safety. 

The explosion occurred on the outskirts of the city of Houston, 35 kilometers away from where Emirati citizens are staying. 

US local authorities' say that it was a propylene gas explosion and identified a leak of some kind at the manufacturing site. 


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