13 people rescued from burning ship in Sharjah


All 13 people on board a cargo ship that caught fire at Khalid Port on Wednesday morning have been rescued.

A team of firefighters rushed to the site after the police operations room received an emergency call around 6:44 am.

The blaze was brought under control at 7:25 am, and cooling operations completed by 2:00 pm.

Officials said 6,000 gallons of diesel, 120 exported vehicles and 300 vehicle tyres were gutted in the fire.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

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