Fire at Iran petrochemical plant kills one, say reports

Map

Related Stories

A fire at Iran's biggest petrochemical plant has killed at least one person and injured a dozen others, according to Iranian state media.

The incident at the Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex was caused by a gas leak, the Fars news agency quoted a government official as saying.

The fire has been extinguished and factory operations have not been interrupted, Fars reported.

The factory in the southwestern city of Mahshahr produces oil derivatives.

The city's Governor Manoochehr Hayati said the gas leak occurred at a supply line of the factory, according to Fars.

Other Iranian media reports that three people had been killed in the incident could not be independently verified.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Middle East stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.