A robust explosion at a clinic in northern Tehran killed no less than 13 folks on Tuesday, Iran’s semi-official ISNA information company reported, citing the emergency medical providers.
The blast at Sina At’har well being centre triggered injury to buildings within the neighborhood and despatched a plume of thick black smoke into the evening sky, state tv reported.
“An explosion was reported at 20:56 (1626 GMT) adopted by a hearth at Sina At’har clinic. Medical models had been dispatched instantly,” the EMS mentioned in an announcement.
“The demise of 13 folks has been confirmed. Six have additionally been injured and transferred” to a hospital, the service added.
Ten of the casualties had been ladies, Tehran’s police chief Hossein Rahimi advised ISNA.
Tehran hearth division spokesman Jalal Maleki advised state TV that the explosion occurred as fuel canisters caught hearth within the clinic’s basement.
A few of the victims “had been in higher flooring in operation rooms, who had been both sufferers being operated on or these with them,” he mentioned.
“They sadly misplaced their lives because of the warmth and thick smoke.”
The blaze was extinguished round two hours later.
The incident comes 4 days after an explosion close to a navy advanced rocked the Iranian capital.
It passed off within the Parchin space within the southeast of Tehran as a result of “leaking fuel tanks”, Iran’s defence ministry mentioned on Friday, including there have been no casualties.
Parchin is a web site suspected of getting hosted typical explosion checks relevant to nuclear energy, which the Islamic republic denies.
It had come underneath scrutiny from the UN’s Worldwide Atomic Power Company in 2015.
Iran had refused the IAEA entry to the location due to the character of its work, however the company’s then chief, the late Yukiya Amano, paid a go to there.
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