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US ready to help Jordan over chlorine gas leak

WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- "We stand with the Jordanian people in this moment of loss, and stand ready to assist our Jordanian partners as they respond to this tragedy," US State department Ned Price said Tuesday.
In a statement, Price said, "the United States extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims impacted by yesterday's chlorine gas leak at the Port of Aqaba." Last night, the Jordanian Aqaba Port witnessed a crane malfunction that caused the drop of a gas tank, making a blast and resulted in killing and injuring dozens, Jordanian Public Security Directorate (PSD) said. (end) asj.mb