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Toxic gas released in Jordan port: 13 dead and 250 injured

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AMMAN, Jordan – A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship in the Jordanian port of Aqaba dropped one of them on Monday, causing an explosion of toxic yellow smoke that killed at least 13 people and sickened some 250, the agency said. authorities.

Video on state television showed the moment the tank exploded, causing dock workers to scramble to escape the poisonous cloud. About 200 people were hospitalized.

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