Official: Deadly fire in rehab center in Iran ‘definitely deliberate’

The fire incident in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Iran last Friday that claimed the lives of 33 patients was a ‘definitely deliberate’ act, the Iranian interior minister says. 

Speaking to reporters earlier on Friday, Ahmad Vahidi said, “A person who had a history of addiction and staying in the camp for rehabilitation was involved in the fire incident.”

Vahidi said the incident is under investigation to find out the cause of the tragic event.

The center near the city of Langeroud in Gilan Province was set ablaze early in the morning last week which left at least 16 injured, in addition to the fatalities.

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