Major Fire after Oil Spill Explosion and Fire in Iranian Petrochemical Complex
According to the several news agencies, an explosion occurred in a petrochemical complex in Iran. The incident follows a series of different events in the country in recent weeks.
Tehran/Iran — According to the news agency Isna, an explosion and a subsequent major fire at a petrochemical complex occurred on 11 July 2020 in the Iranian city of Mahshahr. The exact cause is still unclear, authorities believe there was an oil spill at the Tondgujan plant.
In recent weeks there had been several explosions and major fires in Iran. The New York Times reports that the first two explosions occurred at key military and nuclear bases - in Khojir, where the country's largest missile production facility is located, and at the Natanz nuclear base, in a building that housed a centrifuge assembly plant. There have also been major fires in a military camp in Parchin in eastern Tehran and in a clinic in the north of the capital in recent weeks.