Large Explosion Occurs in Zarqa, Jordan - Sept. 11, 2020.mp4
Published on 12 Sep 2020
A series of massive explosions rocked the Jordanian city of Zarqa early on Friday, but there were no initial reports of casualties and authorities said the blasts were probably caused by an electrical short circuit at a nearby military munitions depot.
Huge orange flames lit the desert night sky after the explosions sparked a large fire east of Jordan's second-largest city.
The flames could be seen as far away as the capital, Amman, 35km (22 miles) to the southwest.
Amjad Adailah, spokesman for Jordan's government, said the blasts occurred "in a warehouse containing unuseable mortar bombs belonging to the armed forces".