Fuel tankers explode in western Iran causing major fire: ISNA

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Several fuel tankers exploded in an industrial park in western Iran on Tuesday causing a major fire in the area, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

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The incident occurred at a parking lot in the Dolatabad industrial town in Kermanshah province.

At least 30 vehicles were damaged in the blast, the official IRIB news agency reported.

“Six fuel tankers caught fire and exploded causing a large fire in a parking lot in Dolatabad,” ISNA quoted the deputy head of the Kermanshah fire department Keyvan Maleki as saying.

“Fortunately, we did not have any casualties in this incident and only a few people were injured,” said Maleki.

He added that the cause of the incident is under investigation.

Since late June, a string of fires and blasts have been reported at military, industrial and nuclear sites in Iran as well as at oil refineries, power plants, factories and businesses.

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