A man walks past the Mahshahr petrochemical plant in Khuzestan province, southwest of Tehran, Iran. (Reuters)

May 26, 2021

An explosion on an oxygen pipeline in a petrochemical plant in Assaluyeh on Iran’s Gulf coast killed one worker, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday, adding that the ensuing fire had been extinguished.

“One worker was killed and two others were injured in the explosion on the oxygen transmission pipeline,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted Abdolnabi Yusefi, governor of Assaluyeh in Iran’s Busher province, as saying.

“The reason for the blast is under investigation and the fire has been extinguished.”

Reuters

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