Blast at Iran’s Petrochemical Plant Oxygen Pipeline Kills One

DUBAI (Reuters) -
A building after it was damaged by a fire at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Iran. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)

An explosion on an oxygen pipeline in a petrochemical plant in Assaluyeh on Iran’s Gulf coast killed one worker, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday, adding that the ensuing fire had been extinguished.

“One worker was killed and two others were injured in the explosion on the oxygen transmission pipeline,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted Abdolnabi Yusefi, governor of Assaluyeh in Iran’s Busher province, as saying.

“The reason for the blast is under investigation and the fire has been extinguished.”