Update: 3 dead, 6 injured in Abu Dhabi fuel tanker explosion

Abu Dhabi Police

Two Indians and one Pakistani national have died and six more injured after a fire led to the explosion of three petroleum tankers near ADNOC's storage yard in Musaffah on Monday.

In a series of tweets, the national news agency WAM said the blaze has been brought under control.

Another "minor" fire was reported near a construction area of the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Preliminary investigations have indicated that "small flying objects, possibly drones" caused the fires.

Authorities said "no significant damages" were caused and an extensive investigation is currently underway. 

ADNOC later said in a Tweet that the incident at its Mussafah Fuel Depot occurred at around 10:00 am.

"ADNOC is deeply saddened to confirm that three colleagues have died. A further six colleagues were injured and received immediate specialist medical care," it added.

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