An investigation has been launched after two workers died during routine maintenance operation at Emirates Global Aluminium site in Dubai.

EGA said in a statement that its emergency response procedures were activated, and the relevant authorities in Dubai were notified and have been providing support at Jebel Ali.

The company said the men were working at an industrial furnace, which was shut down for routine maintenance and was not operational at the time.

A team of EGA specialists is currently investigating the incident to understand the factors involved, EGA added.

"EGA is offering the men’s families every possible support at this tragic time," the statement said without giving any further details about the incident.