13 killed, 251 injured by gas leak in Jordan port city

    13 people have died and 251 have been injured in a toxic #gasleak from a storage tank at #Jordan’s #AqabaPort.

    The leak on Monday came after a cable lifting a tank filled with 25 tonnes of chlorine snapped, sending the container crashing down.

    A local health official, urged people to stay inside and close windows and doors. The nearest residential area is 25km away.

    A video posted on state television’s Twitter page showed a storage tank falling from a winch and slamming into the deck of a ship, followed by yellow-coloured gas rising into the air as people ran away.