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Fire breaks out at steel factory in Iran’s Kerman province: Fars

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A fire broke out at a steel factory in the Iranian city of Zarand in the central Kerman province, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

The accident occurred due to the spillage of molten material, Fars quoted Ali Sadeghzadeh, governor of Zarand, as saying.

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The incident did not cause any casualties and the fire has been contained, Sadeghzadeh said.

The latest incident in Zarand follows a series of other similar fires and explosions at installations across Iran.

On Wednesday, a massive fire broke out at the Shahid Tondgooyan refinery in Shahr-e-Rey, south of the capital Tehran, state media reported.

Hours before the incident in Shahr-e-Rey, the largest ship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances.

In 2020, Iran witnessed a series of mysterious fires and explosions across the country, some of which occurred at sensitive military and nuclear sites.

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