Fire breaks out at Dubai port

A fire broke out early Monday at Dubai's Jebel Ali port, sending plumes of thick black smoke into the sky.

Fire breaks out at Dubai port

A fire broke out early Monday at Dubai's Jebel Ali port, sending plumes of thick black smoke into the sky.

No one was injured in the fire, which started around 4 a.m., according to a police officer at the port who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Firefighters were still trying to put out the blaze about six hours later, he said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Thick smoke could be seen from Dubai's main highway Monday as commuters headed to work.

The Jebel Ali port is the largest manmade port in the world, and the United Arab Emirates is one of the world's largest oil exporters.

AP

Last Mod: 27 Ağustos 2007, 12:36
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