Fire breaks out in Tehran Metro

Photo: Fire breaks out in Tehran Metro / Iran

Tehran, Iran, Sept. 3

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

A fire broke out at line four of Tehran Metro on Tuesday afternoon, Iran's Fars News Agency reported on September 3.

The fire reportedly started from under a train at the Azadi station.

The rescue team evacuated 160 passengers, and operated oxygen therapy on 15 people.

Totally 10 people were injured in the incident, 6 of them were transferred to a hospital.

The firefighters managed to control the fire after nearly 3 hours.

The Tehran Metro is a rapid transit system serving Tehran, the capital of Iran. The system consists of four operational metro lines (and a fifth regional rail line), with construction begun on two more lines in 2007.

The Tehran Metro carries more than 2 million passengers a day. In 2010, 480 million trips were made on Tehran Metro. The system is currently 152-kilometer long, it is planned to have a length of 430 kilometers once all construction work is finished.

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