Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

Arab News says JORDAN’S KING Abdullah II has called for those responsible for the deadly gas leak on Monday to be held accountable.

Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

Arab News says JORDAN’S KING Abdullah II has called for those responsible for the deadly gas leak on Monday to be held accountable.

At least 13 people were killed and 250 were taken ill when a chlorine tank exploded at the Red Sea port of Aqaba, when a crane dropped it, releasing a large plume of toxic yellow smoke.

The king “stressed the need to provide transparent explanations to the public after investigations conclude, as well as identifying shortcomings and holding those responsible to account by law,” the palace said in a statement. He also offered condolences to victims’ families.

King Abdullah was chairing a meeting on Tuesday at the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management to check on the latest developments of Monday’s gas explosion.

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2113206/middle-east

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