7 detainees in Aqaba gas leak released

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AMMAN —  Some of the people who were detained in connection to the chlorine gas leak in Aqaba have been released, Khaberni reported.اضافة اعلان

It quoted Atef Al-Maaytah, a lawyer specialized in maritime law, as saying that Aqaba’s Court of First Instance released seven defendants.

Two others remain in reform and rehabilitation centers, including the general manager of the Aqaba Company for Ports Operation and Management.

Thirteen people died and hundreds were injured on June 27 when a tank of liquefied chlorine ruptured at the port. Following the incident, the director-general of the company, alongside several other company officials, were dismissed.

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