Petrol station in Gharafa opens after February 27 blast

April 12, 2014 11:03 am

m_Petrol station in Gharafa opens after February 27 blast

Doha 12th April 2014: The petrol station in Gharafa, behind Landmark Mall, has partially opened according to the local Arabic daily Al Sharq.

It was remaining closed for around six weeks after the February 27 blast at Turkish Restaurant in the petrol station complex.

Some outlets of the petrol station are still closed as they are still carrying the maintenance and repair work, according to the report.

Twelve people including two children were killed and 30 others were injured in the blast.

The explosion was caused by gas from an open pizza oven at the restaurant, the Ministry of Interior disclosed last month.

The gas leak from the open oven filled the restaurant with gas while the restaurant was closed, and with the presence of electric sparks resulting from automatic operation and closure of the electrical appliances at the restaurant led to gas flaring and thus restaurant was exploded fully, according to the ministry.

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