Jordan port workers strike as officials sacked over deadly gas leak

Hundreds of port workers staged a strike in Jordan on Sunday as the prime minister announced the sacking of several officials accused of “negligence” over a deadly gas leak.

A tank of chlorine gas fell as it was being loaded by crane onto a ship in Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba last Monday, releasing the toxic substance.

At least 13 people, including five Vietnamese nationals, were killed and more than 260 others injured, according to the latest official toll.


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