Jordan-5 killed, 234 injured due to gas leak in Aqaba

At least five people died and 234 were injured due to toxic gas being leaked from a tanker in the port of Aqaba, as the number rose as of Monday, 6:37 pm,Roya reported.

The media spokesperson for the Public Security Directorate said that during the daily work in the port of Aqaba, a tanker filled with toxic gases fell during its transportation, which led to gas leakage at the site.

The spokesperson added that the area was immediately isolated and specialists began to deal with the incident, while the Civil Defense Teams transferred a number of injuries to the hospital, all of whom are under treatment,the same source adds.

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