Fujairah government denies media reports of explosions at emirate’s port

The UAE emirate of Fujairah has denied media reports that claimed a series of explosions had rocked its port on Sunday, WAM News Agency reported. (Fujairahport.ae)
Updated 12 May 2019
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Fujairah government denies media reports of explosions at emirate’s port

  • Fujairah government’s media office tweeted statement on Sunday denying there had been any explosions
  • Also called on media organizations to be “accurate” in their reporting

FUJAIRAH: The UAE emirate of Fujairah has denied media reports that claimed a series of explosions had rocked its port on Sunday, WAM News Agency reported.

Claims from a number of news outlets, which were then shared on social media, said there had been explosions on Sunday morning and that fires had broken out on some of the docked oil tankers in the port.

Fujairah government’s media office tweeted statement on Sunday denying there had been any explosions and that operations were continuing as normal.

It also called on media organizations to be “accurate” in their reporting and to only publish information once it was “confirmed by official sources.”

The harbor master of Fujairah port, who had been on shift at the time, also confirmed that there was no truth to the reports.

 


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