Two people were killed and another two injured following an explosion inside a building in Dubai’s Al Mankhool area, according to local media reports.

Sources quoted by Gulf News said the deadly incident was caused by a cooking gas explosion.

The two deaths were confirmed on Sunday.

The newspaper added that one of the dead was a gas technician, while the other was a resident who was playing near the flat with his daughter when the explosion took place.

The two injured were a female resident and a second gas technician, both of whom were admitted to Rashid Hospital with severe burns. It remains unclear what their condition is.

“There was some problem in the gas pipeline as it wouldn’t work. So my sister had lodged a complaint,” the injured female’s brother was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

“The two technicians came in the evening and as soon as they began checking the pipeline, the explosion occurred,” he added. “One technician and a resident who was playing with his daughter in the corridor died instantly. My sister and the other technician received 70 percent burns and are on the ventilator at Rashid Hospital.”

Dubai Police and other authorities have cordoned the building off and are investigating.

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