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Large Blast Rocks Ship at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

There are reports of a large explosion and fire at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

The government reports the fire started in a container onboard a ship anchored at the port.

“A Dubai Civil Defense team is working to put out the blaze,” Dubai’s Media Office said in a tweet confirming the accident.

Photos and video posted online reportedly show the initial explosion and some of the aftermath:

According to authorities – a fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port. A Civil Defense team is working to put out the blaze.#Dubaipic.twitter.com/f90aYama5I

— Sameer Hashmi (@sameerhashmi) July 7, 2021

“The fire is under control and there are no deaths or injuries as a result of the accident at Jebel Ali Port,” the government said in an update. It also posted a video showing a fire in the forward portion of small containership docked at the port.



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