A powerful explosion occurred last night in Dubai. According to preliminary reports from the international media, the incident took place in the port of Jebel Ali.
The fire is suspected to have erupted in an oil container of a ship anchored in port. The blast sparked panic among locals, who said the windows and doors of their homes had shaken at the time of the blast.
There is still no official notification from the authorities about the causes of the event, while firefighters have arrived at the scene. As can be seen from the first images published from the scene, the luxury city of the United Arab Emirates is “occupied” by flames and black smoke, while everything around is destroyed.
The shock wave caused by the incident was felt almost all over Dubai, and even the buildings were shaken.