Weather of Arabia - The Minister of State for Information Affairs, the official spokesman for the government, Faisal Al-Shboul, said that the deaths from the explosion of a tank containing chlorine gas in the port of Aqaba yesterday rose to 13 deaths .
Al-Shboul confirmed to "Roya", that a person of a foreign nationality died this morning, while 130 injured people are still receiving treatment in hospitals, and their general condition is between medium and light, and a large number of them are expected to leave in the coming hours.
The National Center for Security and Crisis Management had announced that at exactly 5:15 pm on Monday, chlorine gas leaked in the port of Aqaba as a result of the fall and explosion of a tank containing this substance, and the accident caused the death of 12 people and injured 260, including Jordanians and foreigners, and 123 people are receiving treatment in hospitals .
The media spokesman for the Public Security Directorate said that during the daily work in the port of Aqaba today, Monday, a tanker filled with a toxic gaseous substance fell during its transportation, which led to a gas leakage at the site.
He added that the area was immediately isolated and specialists began to deal with the incident, while the Civil Defense transferred a number of injuries to the hospital, all of whom are under treatment.