Report reaching us confirmed that an explosion caused a blaze at a petrochemicals plant in southwestern Iran this Friday (23/10/2020), according to state media. The country has been plagued by accidents at industrial facilities in recent months.
The fire broke out at the aromatics unit of a petrochemical plant in the port city of Bandar Mahshahr, state broadcaster IRIB reported.
Firefighters from the plant as well as regional fire teams were called to the site and managed to contain the blaze. There were no fatalities or injuries as a result of the incident, it added.
Several blasts and fires have been reported at various facilities across Iran in recent months, causing a number of fatalities as well as extensive destruction.
Earlier this month, a worker died in an explosion an industrial area in central Isfahan province.