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.
This was the explosion heard across Dubai tonight. Details to follow. Praying all are safe. Via @xmufaxsam_ pic.twitter.com/pGUPYx0rUj— Lovin Dubai | لوڤن دبي (@lovindubai) July 7, 2021
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.