Tehran, Jun 28 (AP) Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a fire in an oil refinery in the city of Abadan in southwestern Khuzestan province has killed one person and injured 18. Also Read - I Don't Trust Them: Iran's Supreme Leader Orders Ban on Coronavirus Vaccines from US, Britain
The report says that the Abadan petrochemical complex caught fire yesterday and that 10 of the injured were transferred to hospital. Also Read - Iranian Instagram Sensation ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Freed From Prison on Bail Days After 10 Year Sentence
The report didn’t elaborate on what caused the fire. Also Read - Iran Executes Journalist Who Inspired Nationwide Economic Protests in 2017
Fires and similar incidents occur occasionally in Iran’s aging oil-related facilities that were hit hard by years of Western sanctions.
A fire at an oil rig in southern Iran in October killed four workers. It happened just days after another fire at an oil refinery killed seven workers.
In 2016, several fires at Iranian petrochemical plants and facilities raised suspicions about hacking potentially having played a role in starting them.(AP) AMS
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.