A massive fire broke out in Iran’s southwestern city of Bushehr overnight, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported on Saturday.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to Iranian media reports.
The fire reportedly erupted near the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, but an official statement has yet to be made.
Dozens of people shared footage of the huge fire on social media as bystanders tried to move away.
#Iran— mostafa.m (@MostafaMe4) May 8, 2021
Massive fire contained at the entrance of Iranian city of #Bushehr
There are no fire engines
People are watching without being able to do anything
The corrupt regime of the mullahs does not spend any money for the safety of the people pic.twitter.com/gcQo4WAAEh
Iran has been witnessing dozens of mysterious fires and explosions across the country since mid-2020. Several incidents have taken place at sensitive sites, including near nuclear plants.