Asharq Al-awsat English https://aawsat.com/english Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper http://feedly.com/icon.svg

Saudi Leadership Offers Condolences to Jordan’s King after Aqaba Gas Leak

Saudi Leadership Offers Condolences to Jordan’s King after Aqaba Gas Leak

Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 - 11:45
Experts investigate at the site of a toxic gas explosion in Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP)

The Saudi leadership offered its condolences to King Abdullah II of Jordan over the victims of the gas leak at at the Red Sea port of Aqaba.


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, sent separate cables to King Abdullah on Tuesday.


They expressed their sympathy with the families of the victims and the people of Jordan.


Jordan’s prime minister said Tuesday that he has instructed authorities to launch an investigation into the deadly blast the previous day at Aqaba that killed at least 13 people.


A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship on Monday dropped one of them, causing an explosion of toxic yellow smoke. Along with those killed, some 250 were sickened, authorities said.


Editor Picks

Multimedia