The State Consulate in Houston confirmed that all Emirati citizens who are in Houston for the purpose of treatment or study are not present in the area where the explosion occurred and that everyone is fine and safe..The Consulate warned citizens to stay away and not to be from the area of the explosion in order to preserve their safety.
The consulate said that the area where the explosion occurred is on the outskirts of the city of Houston, meaning that the area is far from the areas where Emirati citizens live, as the site of the explosion is about 35 km away from the area where they are located.
The Consulate called on all citizens in Houston to register in my presence service via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or its smart application and to communicate with the Consulate General in the event of any emergency.
The Emirates Consulate was reassured about the Emirati citizens residing in Houston, after the explosion in one of the factories located on the outskirts of the city of Houston at dawn on Friday.
The consulate said that local authorities' reports indicated that the cause of the explosion was the explosion of tanks of a gas substance used to manufacture the equipment at the factory.