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Horrifying moment toxic gas floods port killing 12 after crane dropped tank
READ NEXT: 'Stacks of bodies' found as 46 migrants die in lorry with 16 others rushed to hospitalThe entire area is soon engulfed by the yellow gas while workers and drivers are seen fleeing the area.The incident was reported to Jordan's Civil Defense and teams of experts in hazmat suits, were spotted at the site on state TV.A Public Security Directorate spokesperson said the area has been quarantined.They confirmed that 45 people who injured from the incident were from the public security sector including police, Gendamerie Cadres First Responders and civil defense who attended the scene at the first moments.Out of the deceased, eight people were confirmed as Jordanians and the remaining four people are of different nationalities, according to the government.Jamal Obeidat, head of the Aqaba Health Directorate, said nearby hospitals treating injured people after the incident reached full capacity.He said field hospitals would be deployed and instructed Aqaba residents to close their windows and remain indoors.Air evacuation planes were also dispatched to assist with evacuations.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh arrived in the city and headed to a hospital where some of the injured were being treated.Muhammad Salman, director general of the Jordan Maritime Commission said: "We asked the ships that were near the area of the tank explosion to stay away from the area immediately."Aqaba is a popular tourist resort, located on the Red Sea.
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