According to the Al Arabiya TV channel, citing sources, a massive explosion took place on board an oil tanker moored in the port of Jabal Ali.
Eyewitnesses report a huge fireball in the Dubai port area and publish the first videos.
The government press service tweeted:
“The Dubai Civil Defense Department is currently addressing the fire caused by the explosion of a container aboard a ship in Jebel Ali Port.”
Authorities say a fire aboard an anchored vessel has been brought under control. Data on the victims has not yet been reported, the newspaper “Al-Arabi al-Jadid” informs.