Terrible moment Poison gas engulfs port, killing 10 and injuring hundreds – World News

A 25-tonne chlorine tank exploded with yellow gas at a dock in Jordan’s port of Aqaba, injuring at least 251 workers – as a dock worker desperately tried to flee the scene

The shocking moment a 25-tonne chlorine tank filled with yellow-tinged gas exploded at a dock in Jordan's port of Aqaba
The shocking moment a 25-tonne chlorine tank filled with yellow-tinged gas exploded at a dock in Jordan’s port of Aqaba

Terrifying footage captures the moment toxic gas engulfs an entire port, killing tens and injuring hundreds.

A 25-ton chlorine tank exploded with yellow gas at a dock in Jordan’s port of Aqaba, injuring at least 251 workers – as a dock worker desperately tried to flee the toxic scene.

The chlorine gas was exported to Djibouti, but officials said a leak was caused in transit.

Local residents and workers who live nearby have been asked by authorities to close their windows and stay inside as the toxic gas was allowed to become airborne – and locals fled the site for their safety.







A military helicopter is pictured near a hospital after toxic gas leaked from a storage tank
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The horrifying footage shows the storage tank falling from a winch before crashing onto a ship’s deck.

Specialized teams, including evacuation planes, are being deployed by the Civil Protection Service to try to contain the leak – as over 251 people were injured and another 10 killed – according to the Public Safety Directorate.







Members of the Jordanian gendarmerie stand in front of a hospital
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According to local reports, Prime Minister Brauch al-Khasawneh arrived in Aqaba, which is on the northern tip of the Red Sea near the Israeli city of Eilat, and visited some of the injured patients at the hospital where they are currently being treated.

The incident, which officials are investigating as emergency services are still working to contain the incident, had no impact on the city, according to a statement from local authorities.

However, they closely monitor the events and inform the residents accordingly.

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