Report: 7 dead, 16 hurt in explosion, fire at Iran factory

December 12, 2011 12:53

An explosion and fire at a steel factory in the central Iranian province of Yadz killed seven people and injured 16 others, Iran's IRIB news agency quoted Yadz Governor Azizollah Seifi as saying on Monday.

Seifi stated that some of those killed in the explosion, which occurred on Sunday night, were foreign nationals residing in Yadz.

He added that the incident was being investigated.

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