Big explosion heard at Dubai's Jebel Ali port, cause unknown

A blast was heard across parts of the UAE's city of Dubai on Wednesday night (local time), with residents hearing a loud explosion, Al Arabiya reported citing the witnesses.
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Big explosion heard at Dubai's Jebel Ali port, cause unknown

Dubai : A blast was heard across parts of the UAE's city of Dubai on Wednesday night (local time), with residents hearing a loud explosion, Al Arabiya reported citing the witnesses.

A fire had broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai Media Office confirmed in a tweet following the explosion.

"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," Dubai Media Office wrote in a tweet.

At least four residents living in the Dubai Marina area reported hearing the explosion and said their windows and doors at their homes were shaken as a result of the blast, reported Al Arabiya.

The cause of an explosion is yet unknown.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)