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Iran petrochemical plant fire kills three

07 August 2012

A fire at Iran's Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex on August 4 killed three, with 14 others injured, according to the country’s Fars news agency. Governor Manoochehr Hayati in the southwestern city of Mahshahr said a gas leak in a supply line was the cause of the fire.

Qodratollah Nasiri of Iranian National Petrochemical Industry said the processing units of the petrochemical complex were not damaged, adding that some of the production units are offline while other units are functioning regularly.

He said the fire was contained and the cause of the fire was under investigation and the results would be announced soon.

The complex has 4 million tons production capacity per year and produces oil derivatives including fuel.

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