Investigations underway into Aqaba’s chlorine gas leak

Investigations are underway into last week’s chlorine gas leak incident in Aqaba, which resulted in 13 fatalities and over 300 injuries.

Walid Kanakrieh, secretary-general of the Judicial Council, stated on Sunday that the Public Prosecution office examined the site based on facts provided by a technical committee detailing the loading and unloading of cargo, the used crane, equipment, and rope for heavy duty hoisting, as well as the level of compliance with public safety procedures for handling hazardous materials.

“Investigation procedures and outcomes are in their final stages, as the Public Prosecution has identified all incident details,” he added.

Kanakrieh added that three public prosecutors at the Aqaba Court of First Instance had already heard 127 people’s statements.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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