Gas pipeline explodes in southwestern Iran

Tue 02 Oct 2018 04:19 GMT | 08:19 Local Time

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The explosion was caused by a gas leak

A natural gas pipeline exploded in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province on Tuesday, Anadolu agency cited an Iranian official as saying. 

The incident took place in Bagh-e Malek city, leading to evacuation of nearby residential areas, Kiamars Hajizadeh, director general of disaster management department in Khuzestan, said. 

He said the explosion was caused by a gas leak. 

According to Hajizadeh, an investigation has been launched into the incident. 

At least 25 people were killed and scores injured in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz last month.




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