The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Dhaka stated Thursday that the explosion, which took place Wednesday at the visa center of the UAE’s embassy in Bangladesh was due to a mechanical fault.
“Preliminary investigations indicate that mechanical problems triggered the blast during routine maintenance of the center’s air conditioning system,” Emirates News Agency (WAM) said on Twitter.
رداً على التقارير الإعلامية الأخيرة التي تم تداولها حول انفجار في مركز التأشيرات التابع لسفارة الدولة في #بنجلاديش.. سفارة الدولة في دكا: التحقيقات الأولية تشير إلى أن الحادث عرضي نتيجة مشاكل ميكانيكية أثناء الصيانة الروتينية لنظام التكييف.#وام pic.twitter.com/BqEreihNdc
— وكالة أنباء الإمارات (@wamnews) January 14, 2021
The Emirati embassy in Bangladesh said that they were working with the local authorities on further investigations to determine the exact cause of the explosion.
An air-conditioner (AC) compressor exploded at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visa center in Dhaka’s Gulshan area on Wednesday afternoon.
Gulshan OC (operations) Shahnoor Rahman said that an AC technician was killed in the blast, and six were injured.
On the other hand, the Dubai-based Emirates airline suspended Wednesday a Tunisian pilot who refused to fly a plane to Tel Aviv.
In a post on “Facebook”, the pilot said that Emirates Airline suspended him “due to my refusal to participate in a flight to Tel Aviv.”
“God is the only one who takes care of me, I do not regret it,” he added.