18  

Toxic gas leak in Jordan leaves several dead and hundreds injured

pic By: Nomoer123 (2582.80) Views: 36356 Score: 18 Used: 0 Bookmark: 0 Shares: 85 Downloads: 71

Thirteen people have died and 251 have been injured in a toxic gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, state television reported, as authorities called on residents to shut windows and stay indoors.

The leak on Monday came after a cable lifting a tank filled with 25 tonnes of chlorine snapped, sending the container crashing down.

A video posted on state television’s Twitter page showed the tank slamming into the deck of a ship, releasing clouds of yellow gas that sent dock workers racing away.

City health authorities advised residents to close their windows and stay in their homes.

ID
k0m94a Copy
License
Unknown
Type
video
Duration
0:23
Date
Jun-27-2022
By
Nomoer123 (2582.80)

Comments: 7 - Login to add and view comments




Be the first one to fix this item!