Jordan’s chlorine gas leak, yellow smoke fills ports, kills more than 260 people
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Jordan Thriller – Arab News and the BBC reported on June 28 of the incident in Aqaba. coastal city on the Red Sea of Jordan After the crane to lift the product, it made a mistake and made a container. chlorine gas About 25-30 tons of weight fell and crashed.
This resulted in a gas leak and dark yellow smoke covered the entire port. At least 12 people were killed and more than 250 were injured. Many of them were in serious condition.
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Gasawneh, the Jordanian leader, traveled to Aqaba to investigate the situation. ready to order Mr. Masen Faraya, Minister of Internal Affairs expedite the investigation of such cases
The deputy director of the Aqaba port told Al Mamlaga TV that A preliminary investigation revealed that the crane’s wire rope broke while moving a chlorine gas tank onto a vessel before it was transported to the African Republic of Djibouti.
Chlorine is a chemical used in industry and household cleaning products. Chlorine reacts with water and becomes an acid that destroys body cells if it is touched, inhaled, or ingested, and inhaling large amounts of chlorine gas can lead to fluid build-up in the lungs leading to life-threatening pulmonary edema.