Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
At least three people were killed in a fire that occurred at Phase 14 of Iran's South Pars gas field.
Three workers died from suffocation, while several other people were injured in the incident, Abbas Jamshidi, governor of Iran's southern Kangan city said, the official news agency IRNA reported Jan. 5.
"The incident took place Jan. 4 evening, while workers were insulating a 36-inch gas transmission pipe as glue used for insulating caught fire," Jamshidi explained.
He further said that experts started an investigation into the incident.
South Pars, divided into 29 development phases, contains 40 trillion cubic meters of natural gas. It covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers are situated in Qatar's territorial waters.