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19 killed after blast in medical clinic in Iran

01 Jul 2020 Ariana News

At least 19 people were killed after a gas leak at a health clinic in Tehran, capital of Iran, caused an explosion.  The incident happened at around 9 p.m. local time on Tuesday. Peyman Saberian, head of Tehran’s emergency services, has told Iranian Fars News that six others were killed in the incident. Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state television (IRIB) that a gas leak caused the explosions. Iranian officials have told media that the firefighters had contained the fire and all remains were evacuated from the building. A fire touched off by the blast has been extinguished, Jalal Maleki, the Tehran Fire Department spokesman said on state TV. The private clinic had 25 employees inside at the time of the explosion. Videos were posted on social media showing people nearby clinic rushed into the scene and the aftermath of the incident.

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