At least 10 people were killed and 250 injured by a deadly gas leak on Monday in the port city of Aqaba in southern Jordan, according to authorities.
A gas tank allegedly leaked while being transported, according to the Public Security Directorate. The tanker’s contents were not specified.
The directorate reported that after transporting the injured to hospitals and sealing off the area, officials dispatched specialists to deal with the leak.
The directorate said 10 people were killed and 251 injured. State-run al-Mamlaka TV said 199 were still being treated in hospitals.
Dr. Jamal Obeidat, a local health official, urged people to stay inside and close windows and doors. The nearest residential area is 25 kilometers (15 miles) away.
According to the directorate, 251 people were hurt, and 10 individuals died. 199 people, according to state-run al-Mamlaka TV, were still receiving medical care.
Local health authority Dr. Jamal Obeidat advised residents to stay inside and close their windows and doors. A residential neighbourhood is located 25 kilometres (15 miles) away.