Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Four die in blast at oxygen generating factory in southeast Iran

Four people have lost their lives in an explosion that ripped through a factory generating oxygen for medical purposes near the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

Local officials said one person was also lightly wounded in the blast, which hit a facility of Oxin Teb company — situated 8 kilometers from Ahvaz, the capital city of Khuzestan Province — at 20:20 local time on Wednesday night.

Ebrahim Ghanbari, head of the fire department in Ahvaz, attributed the cause of the incident to a failure to adhere to safety standards at the site of the incident.

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