Explosion at Jordan’s Aqaba Port Kills 13, Injures Many

A gas leak at Jordan’s port of Aqaba killed 13 and injured more than 260 others, according to a state media report. A crane malfunctioned while moving a storage container filled with chlorine gas, the state reported. CCTV footage captured the event and showed the container being hoisted into the air and then slipping off of the crane hook and the ensuing explosion of yellow gas.

The cloud of yellow gas is seen spreading through the ship, over the ground, and sent bystanders and workers running for safety.

State media said as of Monday night, 123 of the injured were still being treated at hospital for chemical exposure. Some of those were in critical condition.