At least five people were killed when a gas explosion occurred at an underground agricultural research site in southern Iran. Nine other employees were injured in the explosion.
According to several news agencies throughout the Middle East, a mysterious explosion occurred today (Thursday) at an underground site in southern Iran. The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quickly claimed that this was a gas explosion at an agricultural research site in Bandar Abbas, about 1,200 kilometers (approximately 745 miles) south of Tehran.
IRNA also stated that at least five employees were killed in the explosion and another nine were injured. The news agency reported that the cause of the explosion was an electrical short circuit. However, the investigation into the explosion is still ongoing.
Iranian news agencies added that the damage caused by the explosion has not yet been assessed and described the incident as a work accident. Just two weeks ago, JOL reported that 26 people were killed when a building collapsed in the center of Tehran after a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the building.
Reported by: Jerusalem Online