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Scores injured in chemical plant explosion in Iran

Tank leak causes explosion at sodium carbonate factory

Haydar Sahin   | 13.06.2022
Scores injured in chemical plant explosion in Iran

TEHRAN

At least 112 people were injured in an explosion at a sodium carbonate factory in southwestern Iran, according to local media on Monday.

The explosion was caused by a leak in one of the tanks at the factory in Firouzabad city in Fars province, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Fars State Medical Emergency Service said in a written statement that 112 people were injured in a fire caused by the explosion.

* Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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