Emirate of Fujairah denies reports of explosions that rocked its port

United Arab Emirates' car number-plates, including number one, are put on auction in a bid to break a new world record in the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi on February 16, 2008. The event attracted millionaires from all over the Gulf. Last year, an Emirati man bought the most expensive single-digit car registration plate in the world, which he won after bidding 11 million dirhams (3 million US dollars) at a similar auction in Abu Dhabi. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Information Office of the Government of Fujairah denied the validity of the media reports that spoke of strong explosions rocked the UAE port of Fujairah at dawn today.

The source confirmed that the labor movement in the port is conducted according to normal, calling on the media to investigate the accuracy and reliance on official sources.

The denial comes in response to media reports that the powerful explosions rocked Fujairah’s UAE port at dawn on Sunday, according to media reports that the fire caught more than seven oil tankers were anchored in the port of Fujairah.

Media said the nature of the explosions was not clear but was strong and consecutive, and occurred between 4 am and 7 am.


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