Dubai explosion horror: ‘Oil tanker’ engulfed by huge flames at Jebel Ali Port

Dubai: Explosion lights up night sky

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The “major explosion” reportedly happened on a container ship at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.The United Arab Emirates site is the busiest and by far the biggest port in the Middle East.

It is a major birthday point for tankers and reports on Twitter claimed an oil tanker was on fire.

Twitter users shared horrific images and video of the explosion.

One wrote: “Incredible footage of a huge explosion that has just occurred near Dubai – with the blast & shaking felt by residents across the city

“Reports currently point to an oil tanker at Jebel Ali port exploding.”

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It is currently unknown if the attack was an accident or terror attack.

Dubai Media Office later tweeted: “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.”

“So far, no injuries have been reported,” it added.

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