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Explosion rocks petchem plant in south Iran, 5 killed

Posted by Zand-Bon on Aug 4th, 2010 and filed under Labor & Industry, Sections. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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August 4, 2010

ASSALOUYEH – A massive explosion at the Pardis Petrochemical Company plant in the southern port city of Assalouyeh caused a huge fire and killed five workers on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. local time.

A ruptured gas pipe is reported to have been the cause of the explosion, sources told the Mehr News Agency.

Welding sparks ignited the leaking gas and caused the explosion.

The explosion and ensuing fire also damaged parts of the petrochemical plant.

Firemen have managed to contain the fire, but a unit of the Pardis Petrochemical Company plant was completely burnt down.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the second phase of the Pardis Petrochemical Company plant on July 28.

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