1 dead, 7 injured in eatery gas blast in Saudi Arabia

Cairo: An explosion, resulting from a gas leak in a restaurant in Saudi Arabia, has killed one person and injured seven others, the civil defence service said.

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The civil defence said its teams had dealt with the accident that occurred in a restaurant in the city of Al Khubar in the Saudi eastern region. Six of the injured were hospitalised, it added without giving details.

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The blast totally destroyed the place, said an eyewitness.

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“Two among the injured are in critical condition,” the witness told Saudi newspaper Al Youm.

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The number of the injured later rose to nine, according to the paper.

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Adjoining buildings, including an Indian food restaurant, were also damaged due to the blast, media reports said.

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