News ID: 262568
Published: 0238 GMT December 06, 2019

Gas explosion at wedding in western Iran kills 11, injures dozens

Gas explosion at wedding in western Iran kills 11, injures dozens

Eleven people were killed and more than 40 others were injured in a gas explosion at a wedding hall in Iran’s western province of Kurdestan on Thursday night.

In remarks late on Thursday, the spokesman for Iran’s emergency medical services, Mojtaba Khaledi, said the deadly explosion of a gas heater at a wedding hall in the western city of Saqqez in Kurdestan occurred at 21:30 (local time) on Thursday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Immediately after the incident was reported, eleven ambulances were dispatched to the scene, the official added.

“Unfortunately, 11 people lost their lives and 42 others were injured,” Khaledi said, adding that the wounded were taken to the nearest medical centers after receiving prehospital care from emergency specialists.

The governor general of Kurdestan Province, Bahman Moradnia, declared a day of public mourning following the “painful incident.”

“Thursday night’s painful incident in Saqqez that left a number of our beloved compatriots in the province dead and wounded is undoubtedly one of the bitterest incidents in recent years,” he said.



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