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Saudi Arabia Offers Condolences to Jordan over Gas Leak Victims

Saudi Arabia Offers Condolences to Jordan over Gas Leak Victims

Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 - 06:15
Jordanian security forces stand guard at the entrance of the emergency ward of a hospital late on June 27, 2022 in the Jordanian Red Sea resort of Aqaba following a toxic gas explosion in the port of the Red Sea resort earlier in the day. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia offered its condolences to Jordan on Tuesday over the victims of the gas leak in Aqaba.


The Foreign Ministry expressed its sympathy and solidarity with the people of Jordan over the tragedy.


It wished Jordan and its people continued security, peace and stability.


At least 12 people died and 251 were injured in a chlorine gas leak from a storage tank at Aqaba port, officials and state media reported on Monday.


The leak came after a tank filled with 25 tons of chlorine gas being exported to Djibouti fell while being transported, officials said.


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