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Ship at Dubai port catches fire after large explosion

Source : 112 Ukraine

A strong explosion occurred aboard a container ship at the Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai
09:45, 8 July 2021

ELINTNEWS/TWITTER

On Wednesday night, an explosion thundered at the Jebel Ali Port, which was heard in some parts of Dubai, UAE. Al Arabia and BNO news reported this.

A fire had broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai Media Office confirmed in a tweet following the explosion.

"A fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port. A Dubai Civil Defence (fire brigade) team is working to put out the blaze," the Dubai Media Office said.

“The fire in a container on a ship in Jebel Ali was an accident that could have happened anywhere. Thank God, there are no injuries as a result of the explosion,” says Mona Al Marri, Director-General of the Government of Dubai Media Office.

As reported before, a reactor exploded at chemical plant in northwestern China. According to on-site inspections, the pollutants were mainly particulates; residents living in Shihezi urban areas saw heavy smoke.

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