| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

‘Small fire’ in Dubai after loud blast rattles buildings

Emirati officials said on Thursday, that Dubai emergency services put out a “small fire” after residents reported a loud explosion that shook buildings near Jebel Ali port.
Nobody was hurt in Wednesday night’s incident.
Dubai civil defence teams “brought under control a small fire that originated from electric cable in an industrial area in Jebel Ali”, Dubai Media Office tweeted
Local residents said nearby buildings shook for about two seconds and they feared their windows would break.
“We felt a shock wave. The windows of my house in Jebel Ali village nearly fell off last night,” one Twitter user posted.
“Not sure how small this was, but it definitely generated a shock wave strong enough (for) the house to shake… All the neighbors felt it too.”
In July, an explosion on a container ship unleashed a fireball at Jebel Ali port, one of the world’s busiest ports.