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A chlorine leak at the port killed at least 12 people and injured more than 260

A chlorine leak at the port killed at least 12 people and injured more than 260

The leak occurred when the loaded container of liquid chlorine was knocked down by the crane. Vice President of the Regional Port Authority.

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At least 12 people were killed and more than 250 were injured when a chlorinated container leaked from a container in Jordan’s Aqaba port on Monday (June 27).

At one point the leak was triggered “The moving line of a container containing the toxin was broken, causing the toxin to fall and leak”, Deputy Chairman of the Regional Port Authority explained on state television Al-Mamlaka. In the pictures released by the channel, you can see a crane carrying a container and dropping it on top of the boat, from which it quickly emerges from the dense yellow cloud. Liquefied gas in about twenty containers “Containing a high percentage of chlorine” According to the former director of the company responsible for managing the port, the boat had to be loaded.

There was a leak “Death of Twelve” And did “260 wounded Jordanians and foreigners”, According to the Government Crisis Division created after the incident. Jordan’s only port is one of the main ports in the Red Sea, said Aqaba’s director of health. “Aqaba’s hospitals are overcrowded and can no longer get injured”, Some of them are in critical condition. Aqaba called on the people “Stay at home and close the windows as a precaution”Saying that “The substance in the atmosphere is very dangerous”. A government spokesman announced the formation of an inquiry team and the deployment of medical reinforcements and equipment.

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Kants delivered his speech “True Condolences to the Kingdom of Jordan” And “Assured that the services of his ministry will provide any assistance” Requested. The two countries have been united by a peace agreement since 1994. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas also expressed his condolences.