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Chlorine leak at Jordan’s Aqaba port kills 13, injures hundreds

At least 13 people have died and 251 have been injured due to a toxic gas leak at Aqaba port in Jordan on 27 June.

The accident occurred during loading operations of the cargo ship Forest 6. A container with 25 tonnes of chlorine fell to the deck of the ship and as can be seen in the following footage of Jordan TV, the explosion caused yellow clouds.

The deputy chief of the Aqaba Region Ports Authority, Haj Hassan, said that a “cable carrying a container containing a toxic substance broke, resulting in the fall and escape of the poisonous substance.”

According to reports, the traffic in the major Jordan port has not been halted and continues normally.

Antonis Karamalegkos
Managing Editor

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