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Blast hits fuel tank in western Iran

Iran's Mizan news agency reports explosion took place in Dolat Abad industrial area

Ali Abo Rezeg   | 28.07.2020
Blast hits fuel tank in western Iran

ANKARA

An explosion occurred at a fuel storage tank in western Iran, local media reported on Tuesday.

Iran's Mizan news agency reported that the explosion took place in the Dolat Abad industrial area in Kermanshah province, without further details.

Fires have been reported in various parts of Iran in recent weeks.

Flames broke out at a gas plant in eastern Iran on July 13, followed by an explosion in the area, according to Iranian media.

The incident took place at a gas condensate plant in the Kavian Fariman industrial zone in the Razavi Khorasan province, state-run television reported.

On June 26, an explosion was reported near the Parchin military site in the northeastern part of the capital Tehran due to "a gas tank explosion," said officials. No casualties were reported.

Four days later on June 30, a massive explosion damaged a clinic in Tajrish, northern Tehran, killing 19 people. Authorities said the incident was due to a gas leak.

This was followed by an incident at the Natanz nuclear facility, 155 miles south of Tehran in the province of Isfahan on July 2, which damaged an "industrial shed" close to the main facility.

On July 4, a fire broke out at a power station in the city of Ahwaz in southwestern Iran. The blaze affected an electricity transformer and was swiftly put out by firefighters, officials said.

These strikingly similar incidents in recent weeks triggered speculation in Iran to their causes, with some blaming foreign countries.

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