Amman's Mayor checks on gas cylinder blast site in Downtown Amman


Published: 2019-07-05 12:08

Last Updated: 2019-07-05 12:34

From the scene
From the scene

Amman's Mayor, Yousef Al Shawarbeh checked on the site where a gas cylinder explosion occurred in Downtown Amman earlier on Thursday morning, July 4, 2019.

Al Shawarbeh was briefed to the efforts exerted by the cadres of the Civil Defense Directorate (CDD), the Public Security Directorate (PSD) and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) in dealing with the repercussions of the incident. He also listened to an explanation of the initial causes of the incident.

He stressed that GAM cadres should carry out inspections, ensure the safety of the building and the neighboring buildings, remove the rubble, dust, scattered glass fragments and their remains on the glass facades of buildings and neighboring shops to ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicles.

The concerned departments of GAM had provided the required logistic support through putting barriers around the incident area in coordination with the CDD and PSD.

A public safety committee was also formed to ensure the safety of the damaged buildings.

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