1 dead, 2 injured in explosion at petrochemical complex in Iran

This file photo dated Nov 19, 2015 shows a general view of the phase 17-18 of the South Pars gas field facilities in the southern Iranian port town of Assaluyeh on the shore of the Gulf on November 19, 2015. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

TEHRAN – One person died and two others were injured on Wednesday after an explosion caused a fire in a petrochemical complex in the southern Iranian town of Asaluyeh, local media reported.

The explosion occurred before noon at an oxygen transmission pipeline for the Mobin and Damavand petrochemical complexes in the Pars Special Energy Economic Zone, semi-official news agency Tasnim reported.

The deputy governor of Asaluyeh county, Ali Rahmani, said the fire created by the explosion is under control, and that the causes of the incident are being investigated.

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