Steel-Plant Fire in Iran Is Latest in Spate of Incidents

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A blaze broke out at a metal manufacturing unit in Iran’s southern Kerman province Sunday morning, the semi-official Tasnim information company stated, the nation’s fifth reported infrastructure hearth in little greater than two weeks.

A video of the hearth, revealed by Tasnim, confirmed sparks and flames erupting into an explosion on the plant, owned by the Zarand Iranian Steel Co. The blast was a consequence of an overflow of molten iron inflicting a response because it hit a cooling pond, Tasnim cited the corporate’s public affairs workplace as saying. Nobody was harm, and firefighters managed to include the blaze by the afternoon, a provincial official stated, in line with Tasnim.

Iran has suffered a flurry of incidents in latest days. An oil pipeline caught hearth in the southwest of the nation on Thursday, a day after a blaze engulfed a refinery in southern Tehran. Per week earlier, a employee was killed when an oxygen pipeline exploded at a petrochemical plant in Assalouyeh, and on May 22, three individuals have been injured in a hearth at a unit of the Abadan refinery in southwest Iran.

Earlier this week, an Iranian warship — one of the most important vessels in the nation’s navy — sank after catching hearth whereas it was anchored off the coast of the Sea of Oman.

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Iranian officers have stated sabotage was not behind the refinery and pipeline fires. They’ve blamed unusually scorching temperatures, which have additionally been the trigger of widespread energy outages.

They are nonetheless investigating the trigger of the warship blaze.

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