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Dubai extinguishes fire on ship in Jebel Ali Port

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By Lisa Barrington and Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) -A fire aboard a ship in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port was extinguished on Thursday after it had been sparked overnight by an explosion in a container, the Dubai government’s media office said. The blaze in the Middle East’s largest transshipment hub was caused by a container holding flammable material, Dubai Media Office (DMO) Director General Mona Al Marri told Al Arabiya television, describing it as a “normal accident”. DMO said there were no casualties and officials told Al Arabiya the crew had been evacuated. Police in Dubai, a regional b…

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