First responders search for survivors at the scene of an explosion at the Sina At’har health centre in Tehran on June 30, 2020. (ISNA)

July 7, 2020

An explosion at a factory south of the Iranian capital Tehran early Tuesday has left at least two dead and wounded several others, according to local media reports.

The explosion occurred at a cutting factory in Baghershahr town in southern Tehran, a local media outlet said on Telegram, a popular messaging app in Iran.

The loud sound of the explosion “terrified” locals, the Telegram channel said.

The explosion has so far claimed the lives of two people and injured several others, the Telegram channel added.

Iranian authorities and state media are yet to comment on the reported incident.

This is the fourth explosion Iran has had over the past week.

Last Tuesday, an explosion at a medical clinic north of Tehran claimed the lives of 19 people and injured over a dozen others.

Two days later, Iran’s nuclear body said an accident had taken place at a construction site at the Natanz nuclear facility without causing casualties.

On Saturday, a power plant in the southwestern city of Ahwaz, the capital of the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, caught fire when a transformer exploded, state media said.

Later the same day, dozens of workers at a petrochemical center in the same province were taken to the hospital following a chlorine gas leak, according to state media.

Al Arabiya

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