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AMMAN, Jordan — A toxic fuel leak in Jordan’s southern port town of Aqaba on Monday killed no less than 10 other folks and injured some 250, the government mentioned.

Video carried by way of state-run media retailers confirmed a crane hoisting a big tanker from a truck after which losing it at the deck of a boat, inflicting an explosion of yellow smoke and sending dock employees racing away.

The Public Safety Directorate mentioned a fuel tank sprung a leak whilst being transported. It didn’t determine the contents of the tanker.

The company mentioned the government sealed off the world after evacuating the injured to hospitals and despatched consultants in to handle the placement.

The directorate put the collection of useless at 10 other folks and the quantity injured at 251. State-run al-Mamlaka TV mentioned 199 other folks had been nonetheless being handled in hospitals.

Dr. Jamal Obeidat, a neighborhood well being authentic, steered other folks to stick inside of and shut home windows and doorways. The closest residential space is set 15 miles away.

Aqaba is at the northern tip of the Crimson Sea, subsequent to the Israeli town of Eilat, which is simply around the border. Each are in style seaside and diving locations. There have been no stories of accidents or contamination in Eilat.

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