Massive Explosion Rips Through Dubai's Main Port, Shakes Buildings of Entire City
Photos showed the fire at Jebel Ali - a large commercial port
Reports and videos across social media captured a huge blast at Dubai's main port, which shook buildings across the entire city.
Photos showed the fire at Jebel Ali - a large commercial port.
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
According to reports from regional source Al-Arabiya, a ship docked at the port exploded amid rumors that an oil tanker caught fire.
The fire is still currently raging, according to reports.
"A blast was heard across parts of the UAE’s city of Dubai on Wednesday night, with residents hearing a loud explosion, according to witnesses."
Residents captured a video of the blast showing a massive fireball lighting up the night sky.
More images show a monstrous blaze engulfing the whole area.
"Reports of a major explosion and fire at an oil tanker," according to Iran International, however, the cause is still unknown, and it's still unclear just what blew up.
FIRE HAS BEEN REPORTED TO HAVE BROKEN OUT IN A CONTAINER WITHIN A SHIP ANCHORED IN JEBEL ALI PORT., DUBAI CIVIL DEFENSE TEAM IS WORKING TO PUT OUT THE BLAZE - DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE TWEET
The Twitter post from Dubai's state-run media office said that a fire was reported to have erupted on a ship and that a team of firefighters was working to control the blaze. Witnesses reported shaking buildings across the city.
People in Dubai recording with their phones from their high-rises posted frantic videos on social media showing a fiery ball illuminating the night sky.