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12 dead, 260 injured after toxic gas leak from tank in Aqaba port

(Photo: PSD)
AAMMAN — A toxic gas leakage from a tank at Aqaba port has killed 12 and injured 260 others on Monday, according to Al-Mamlaka TV. 

Those Injured were taken to hospital, according to the Public Security Directorate (PSD).اضافة اعلان

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Amer Al-Sartawi, a PSD spokesman said, "An accident occurred in the port of Aqaba during routine duties. … A tank filled with a toxic gas fell during transportation, which led to a leak."

Sartawi added, "The southern beach in the Aqaba governorate was evacuated and immediately isolated. Specialists have begun dealing with the incident, while the Civil Defense transferred those injured to the hospital. All are receiving treatment."

This is a developing story. 

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