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8 killed in steel plant blast in central Iran

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Eight people were killed by an explosion that occurred on Sunday night at the privately owned Ghadir steel plant, which is located in the city of Ardakan, in the central province of Yazd, Khabaronline reported.

Ghadir steel plant was inaugurated by President Ahmadinejad in May 2011


Eleven people have also been injured in the explosion. The incident took place at 19:15 local time.

Some of the people killed in the incident had foreign nationality.

According to the report, rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the scene.

More details will be published later.

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