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5 dead in Iran gas pipe blast

AFP  |  Tehran 

Five people were killed and six others wounded in a Thursday near the city of in southwest Iran, state agency reported.

"The blew up about 200 metres (yards) from the road... destroying four vehicles that were passing by," said, quoted by

"This was not a terrorist act or sabotage and was caused by gas leaking" from the pipes, he said.

said the explosion struck near a traffic police station on the

is the capital of oil-rich province on the border with

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:40 IST