10 still in hospital after restaurant blast

March 01, 2014 - 2:46:51 am

DOHA: Ten of those injured in Thursday’s blast at a restaurant are still undergoing treatment at Hamad Medical Corporation hospitals, with two sent to Al Wakra Hospital to receive specialist care at the centre for burns there, and another transferred to Rumaila hospital.

The HMC had received 36 injured on Thursday following an explosion in a gas tank at a Turkish restaurant, and 20 of them were discharged the same evening after receiving the necessary medical care. 

Another six were discharged yesterday after their condition improved, said Ali Khater, Executive Director of Corporate Communications at HMC. 

All the injured had suffered medium or minor injuries, except one person who was still in a critical condition, said Al Khater. 

The 10 still hospitalised include one Egyptian, one Indian, three Nepalese, three Pakistanis, and two Filipinos.

The authorities, meanwhile, have sealed off the site of the explosion with a fence until the completion of investigation.

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