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Furnace water leak causes Iranian steel plant explosion

15 September 2014

On September 13 the furnace of Iran's Keyvan Ardakan Steel Plant exploded, causing serious damage to the plant. No casualties were reported, Iran's IRNA News Agency said on September 14. The exact reason of the explosion is still unclear, but reports suggest that a water leak caused the blast at the plant, which produces metal bars from scrap metal.

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Azerbaijani newspaper Trend said the plant, jointly owned by Iranian and Indian investors, suffered damage equivalent to $129 million. It has 144 workers, out of which 33 are Indians.

Another explosion at the same plant, which is situated in the central Iranian province of Yazd, claimed the life of one worker last year.

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