With reporting from Ankita Menon
Police have temporarily closed off Al Hiteen Street in the Al Muntazah area of Doha following an accident in a parked Landcruiser there that has left three teenagers injured.
Speaking to Doha News, an Al Muntazah Health Center employee said that there was a loud, explosion-like sound around 7pm that appeared to come from inside the boys’ vehicle.
There was no fire Emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after a small fire was extinguished, according to the Ministry of Interior:
A small fire in a car nearby Muntazah Health Centre, it got doused before arrival of Civil Defence at the site. #MoI_Qatar
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) March 5, 2014
The three teens, who were identified as Qatari, are not severely hurt, and have been transferred to Hamad Hospital, the health center employee said.
The sound of the blast rattled nearby residents, many of whom are still jumpy following last week’s deadly accident. On Twitter, witnesses said:
@dohanews I heard a loud blast and then followed by sirens
Seems an explosion
— Khodor Al Baba (@KRAB315) March 5, 2014
Windows shaking in area few minutes ago,streets closed near Muntazah HC,full of police and ambulances!?@dohanews
— Ioana C. El Watidy (@cristinawatidy) March 5, 2014
The area was cordoned off as Civil Defense investigated, and several shops in the area closed. Does anyone know more?