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Explosion heard in Dubai.

Dubai port explosion

Image Credit: Twitter account S_Lambo 1

An explosion was just heard in Dubai. According to LCBI news and several other sources a an explosion rattled Dubai. Residents described seeing the explosion from a distance and heard a loud bang. The Dubai media office tweeted,

A fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port. A DubaiCivil Defense team is working to put out the blaze.

Dubai authorities.

The explosion took place in Jebah Ali port and it is being attributed to a container ship. Firefighters have been deployed to the scene to contain the blaze. New footage revealed destroyed cargo containers several metres away from the container ship. It is believed that the explosion was caused after a fire broke out and a container exploded.

Image Credit: Twitter account xmufaxsam_

Video Credit: Twitter account xmufaxsam_

Update: Fire is now under control. Dubai authorities said that the explosion caused no deaths or injuries.

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