Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One dead after explosion at a refinery in Iran during the visit of Ahmadinejad

Tehran .- At least one person died and six others were injured in an explosion at the refinery in Abadan, in southwestern Iran during a visit of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was unhurt, according to local media. According to the local agency Mehr, the explosion was accidental and caused a huge fire, and the expulsion of a large volume of toxic gases, which formed a thick column of smoke that swept much of the town of Abadan.

The explosion forced to evacuate workers and led to the intervention of firefighters, who managed to control the flames. For its part, the Fars news agency said the blast was due to "technical problems" and insisted that Ahmadinejad continued with the planned program and delivered the speech he had planned.

The explosion, which could be due to a gas leak occurred when the president inaugurated the third phase of gasoline at the refinery. Ahmadinejad took office two weeks ago the oil portfolio amid protests by conservative groups and after a pulse of power by the supreme leader of the revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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