News ID: 133191
Published: 0239 GMT December 19, 2015

3 wounded in petrochemical company blast

3 wounded in petrochemical company blast

Explosion in a Petrochemical company in the southwestern city of Mahshahr injured three workers on Friday night.

The blast occurred in one of the department of Maroun Petrochemical Company in Mahshahr, a local official told IRNA on Saturday morning.

According to Governor of Mahshahr Mansour Ghamar, the explosion was extinguished within hours and the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital.

This is the second explosion at the same department in Maroun Petrochemical Company during the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2015).

A worker lost his life in the first blast, said the governor.

Ghamar added that investigation is underway to find out the cause of the explosion.

Maroun is one of the 21 petrochemical companies in Mahshahr.

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