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Iran says gas pipeline explosion kills at least 2

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's semi-official agency reports that a explosion has killed at least two people in the country's southwest.

Thursday's report cites the in the city of Ahvaz, Ali Torabpour, as saying the number of injured was still unknown, and that a bus, truck and a private car had also caught fire.

The blast stuck a between and the city of Mahshahr, near the

is at a heightened risk of such incidents because of its aging infrastructure, which the country has struggled to maintain through years of Western sanctions. The country also has poor enforcement of safety measures.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:55 IST
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