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Explosion at petrochemical plant injures one in Iran

26 October 2020

An explosion and fire injured one person at a petrochemical plant in southwest Iran on October 23. The incident happened at the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex, one of Iran’s largest petrochemical sites.

The Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex - Image: NASA
The Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex - Image: NASA

A fire caused by the blast was put out after several hours by the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company’s own firefighters and regional firefighters before it was able to spread from the plant’s aromatics unit, the ISNA news agency reports.

A worker suffered minor injuries during the incident. Reuters reports that there has been no detail on whether the explosion has affected the plant’s production.

The explosion is the latest in a series of incidents that have occurred across Iran in recent months. Many have happened at sensitive sites including military sites and nuclear facilities.

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