Explosion Heard in Jebel Ali Seaport, Dubai
"A fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port," said the Government of Dubai Media Office.
An explosion took place in the Jebel Ali seaport, Dubai Wednesday night, according to the Government of Dubai Media Office.
According to the media office and several agencies, the explosion was caused by a container ship docked in the seaport in which a fire broke out.
"A Dubai Civil Defense team is working to put out the blaze," added the media office.
A fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port. A Dubai Civil Defense team is working to put out the blaze.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 7, 2021
As per an AFP correspondent, residents in the Jebel Ali seaport area reported that their homes were shaken by the force of the explosion.
Dubai residents shared photos and videos from the explosion site on social media, showing a fiery ball lighting up the night sky.
Breaking: Al Arabiya reports that an explosion occurred on a ship docked off the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time. pic.twitter.com/5TRE6NDBVM— Furkan (@Furkan38276857) July 7, 2021
🔥 Video of the Jebel Ali Port explosion - pic.twitter.com/XQvuEN7QxX— PiQ (@PriapusIQ) July 7, 2021