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ITF donates $5K to families of Aqaba gas leak victims

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AMMAN — The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) - Arab World donated USD5,000 to the families of each of the 13 victims of the Aqaba chlorine gas incident, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Bilal Malkawi, the ITF - Arab World Regional Secretary, said the financial aid came in solidarity with dock workers who passed away from the accident and sent a message of support from laborers across the world to the victims' families.

He voiced hope that the investigation into the port accident has "just outcomes," calling on stakeholders and officials in Jordan to advocate for employees in the transport sector, which he described as "one of the most dangerous for workers."

Meanwhile, the victims' families, who are "waiting for fair results," expressed gratitude for the humanitarian gesture.

Last June, a toxic gas leak, caused by a snapped wire rope, claimed the lives of 13 people and injured more than 300 at the Aqaba port. The air and water in the port city are free of chlorine gas, the Minister of Environment, Muawiya Radaydah, had announced a few days after the incident.

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