Huge fire breaks out at oil refinery in Tehran.


The picture shows smoke billowing from the site of a refinery fire in the Iranian capital Tehran. (Source of image: Al Arabiya English) On June 2, a massive fire broke at the oil refinery, serving Iran’s capital. For now, there has been no injuries or casualties reported. The incident occurred on the same day as fire struck the largest warship in the Iranian navy. The ship sank in the Gulf of Oman. The Director-general of the capital’s crisis management team, Mansour Darajati said the fire struck Tondgooyan Petrochemical Co. (state-owned) to the south of Tehran. According to the firefighters, it might have struck a pipeline for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at the facility. The spokesperson of an emergency department for Iran, Mojtaba Khaledi, informed the ISNA news agency that about 10 ambulances and other equipment were sent to the scene. He added hospitals in the area are on standby. The reason behind the blaze is still not clear. Temperatures in Tehran on June 2 reached nearly 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Hot summer weather in Iran has caused fires in the past.

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