Five killed in fireworks explosion in Jordan
27 October 2015
Five people were killed and 10 others injured on October 27 when two trucks loaded with fireworks exploded in a car park at the customs department in Amman, a civil defence spokesperson said. The explosion also started a fire that spread through the car park and damaged a dozen vehicles, creating a dense plume of smoke over the site.
Jordan has banned the import of fireworks since 2009 after several deadly incidents linked to their use in the kingdom, including at weddings and other celebrations.
Jordan's prime minister and interior minister later visited the site of the explosion in the main customs storage area in the south of the city. The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, the spokesperson said.