“About 130 people were admitted to the hospitals, who suffered moderately and severely from poisoning.

There are foreign citizens among them, a total of 260 people were injured, ”TASS quotes him as saying.

Al-Shebbul noted that the gas leak occurred as a result of a 16-ton tanker falling during transportation.

“Subdivisions of the chemical defense forces are working on the site, which will soon finish cleaning the pier, on which the tank collapsed.

There is no threat of poisoning the population of Aqaba with gas, the situation in the city remains calm, ”he concluded.

Earlier it was reported that ten people died as a result of a gas leak in a Jordanian port.