Gas pipeline explodes in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 24/ Trend T. Jafarov, S. Isayev/
Gas pipeline sector in Iran's Shush city exploded yesterday evening, Fars news agency reported today.
The explosion occured in country's Khuzestan province.
The governor of Mohammad Rza Amalazadeh said that there are a lot of pipelines in the area, and the reason for explosion is yet unknown.
He also said that experts and firefighters were dispatched to the area. According to Mehr news agency, the fire has been already extinguished.
The exploded pipeline was delivering gas to several industrial facilities in the area, such as Pars paper manufacturing plant, Kharir Khuzestan textile factory, and others.
Mehr also said that the explosion is just an incident, not a terrorist attack, citing National Iranian Gas company's mission in Khuzestan province.