6 reported dead after Iran gas pipeline explosion

September 11, 2010 13:41

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian news reports on Saturday stated that six workers who were badly burned in a gas pipeline explosion have died.

The ISNA news agency also reported Saturday that 20 people were injured.Friday night's accident was caused by an earth-moving machine that struck a local pipeline, setting off an explosion and igniting a large fire in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

The pipeline brought gas to the city from a nearby refinery. It took firefighters three hours to bring the blaze under control.

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