Boat car­ry­ing 14 sailors catches fire

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dubai — A group of 14 sailors have been res­cued af­ter a fire broke out in their wooden boat sail­ing off Ras Al Khor in Dubai on Sunday morn­ing.

The Dubai Po­lice and the Dubai Civil De­fence res­cued the sailors and put out the fire in the boat, which was sail­ing near the Float­ing Bridge in the city, eight miles away from Ras Al Khor.

The Dubai Po­lice said in a tweet that be­cause of the fire in­ci­dent, the po­lice closed the area and di­rected the traf­fic and ad­vised mo­torists to use al­ter­na­tive road.

The po­lice also re­leased a video show­ing the res­cue op­er­a­tions, which pre­vented the fire from spread­ing to other ar­eas, on its web­site.

Mah­mood Ha­mad, spokesper­son of the Dubai Civil De­fence, said that the res­cued sailors were trans­ported to another boat and no one was in­jured.

The Dubai Po­lice and civil de­fence per­son­nel res­cued the sailors af­ter the ac­ci­dent that hap­pened near the Float­ing Bridge.

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