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.
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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.