Dubai Mall denies gas leak rumour

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By Bindu Suresh Rai  www.emirates247.com

A spokesperson from The Dubai Mall has refuted claims of a gas leak on its premises earlier today, with stories circulating that the parking areas had been cordoned off, as well the roads leading into the shopping centre.

A tweeted picture of the incident at the mall by WA
A tweeted picture of the incident at the mall by WA

Pictorial evidence however, suggests that an incident requring the services of Dubai Civil Defence, did take place.

In a statement to Emirates 24|7, the spokesperson said: “There has been no incident of any gas leakage in the mall.

“The gas leak was reported in the vicinity, and as a precautionary measure, and as part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, we worked with the concerned authorities to divert traffic and pedestrians.”

The spokesperson further added: “The authorities are investigating the incident.”

Meanwhile, the Twitter world was abuzz with stories circulating, with WA even tweeting a picture of the incident at the mall depicting a fire hose spraying water on the east side of the mall, with the entrance to Burj Khalifa just a few metres down. More info