PM says Aqaba probe is nearly over, 57 injured remain in hospital

Bisher Al-Khasawneh
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh listens to a police briefing at the site of the gas leak in Aqaba. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh said Wednesday that the investigation team into the gas leak incident in Aqaba has reached advanced stages in the probe, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Thirteen people were killed and more than 250 others were injured after a chlorine gas tank fell and ruptured while being loaded onto a ship on Monday.

Khasawneh said that the result of the investigation will be revealed to the public in all “transparency and objectivity,” when the probe is fully completed. He noted that the outcome will be presented to the public prosecution.

“The investigation team, which was instructed to be formed immediately after the incident, headed by Interior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya, has been working since its formation, around the clock, to reach results, determine responsibilities and remedy the defect,” the premier said.

In a separate development, a medical source said that 57 people, including eight foreigners, are still receiving treatment in Aqaba hospitals as a result of the toxic gas leak on Monday, Petra said.

Out of the total, Four are in intensive care units, while the remainder are said to be in moderate or light condition, and many among them are expected to be discharged soon.

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