Blast at Iran’s Petrochemical Plant Oxygen Pipeline Kills One – State Media

FILE PHOTO: An Iranian security officer monitors a unit of South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran. Reuters

DUBAI, May 26 (Reuters) – An explosion on an oxygen pipeline in a petrochemical plant in Assaluyeh on Iran‘s Persian Gulf coast killed one worker, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday, adding that the ensuing fire had been extinguished.

“One worker was killed and two others were injured in the explosion on the oxygen transmission pipeline,” Iran‘s state news agency IRNA quoted Abdolnabi Yusefi, governor of Assaluyeh in Iran‘s Busher province, as saying.

“The reason for the blast is under investigation and the fire has been extinguished.”

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi, editing by Louise Heavens)

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