An explosion followed by fire onboard the containership Ocean Trader in Jebel Ali port rocked the city of Dubai late on Wednesday.

The Dubai authorities said the fire onboard a containership berthed at the key Middle East hub port had been brought under control following and explosion that was felt up to 25 km from the terminal.

“A fire caused by an explosion within a container on board a ship at Jebel Ali Port has been brought under control; no casualities have been reported,” Dubai Media Office said on Twitter.

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