At least one killed, 22 injured in Iranian refinery explosion

15:35, May 24, 2011      

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At least one people was killed and 22 other staff wounded Tuesday in a refinery explosion in southwest Iran, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

The incident occurred during a visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to inaugurate a new gasoline producing project in Abadan Refinery.

The explosion was caused by gas leak at an oil refinery units in Abadan.

The inauguration ceremony by the president was left uncompleted, said Mehr.

The emission of the poisonous gas and the thick smoke have caused the staff and some of the participants to be poisoned, said the report, adding that some of the injured and poisoned were sent to a hospital in Ahvaz, the capital city of Khouzestan province.

The president and the delegation accompanying him were unhurt in the incident and the firefighters had taken the fire under control, said Mehr.

According to the report, the development plan of the Abadan refinery was aimed at producing the premium gasoline and also the petrochemical materials.

Source: Xinhua
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