According to local authorities, at least ten people lost their lives on Monday in a toxic gas leak in the Jordanian city of Aqaba.
251 people were also affected by the gas leak from a tank at Aqaba port, Jordan’s Public Security Directorate said.
In a statement, Col. Amer Al-Sartawi, a spokesperson for the directorate, expressed, “Specialists and hazardous materials teams in the Civil Defense Authority are currently dealing with the gas leak.”
A tanker filled with a toxic gaseous substance fell during its transportation, causing a gas leak at the site, the spokesperson indicated.
He added, “The area was immediately isolated and specialists began to deal with the incident.”