TEHRAN: 13 individuals had been killed and 6 injured on Tuesday (Jun 30) in an explosion at a medical clinic within the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, Fars information company reported, quoting a state official.
The blast was triggered by a fuel leak, Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi instructed state tv.
Ten ladies and three males died within the explosion, Deputy Well being Minister Iraj Harirchi mentioned on the TV.
A video posted on social media appeared to indicate a number of explosions on the north Tehran website and one other confirmed firefighters utilizing a ladder to entry the roof of the constructing.
Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the authenticity of the movies.
A hearth touched off by the blast has been extinguished, Jalal Maleki, the Tehran Hearth Division spokesman mentioned on state TV.
The clinic, which had 25 staff inside on the time of the blast, primarily carries out gentle surgical procedures and medical imaging, Harirchi mentioned.
Final week, an explosion occurred near a delicate army website close to Tehran which the defence ministry mentioned was attributable to a leaking tank at a fuel storage facility. No deaths or accidents had been reported.