Chlorine gas leak at port in Jordan kills at least 13,injures hundreds

More than 250 people were injured in the accident on Monday,

of whom about 100 remained in hospital, according to the latest updates.

All of the injured are suffering from similar symptoms, shortness of breath, a heavy cough and vertigo

Assadallah al-Jazi, a 25-year-old fertiliser company employee, was among those hurt.

"We didn't hear any explosion. We just smelt something noxious and saw the yellow smoke, then there were people choking," he said.

"The situation in Aqaba is now under control," Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh said after visiting the port late Monday.

On Tuesday, civil defence forces were seen inspecting the scene of the spill, some dressed in hazmat suits.