TEHRAN (Iran News) – A gas explosion flattened a building and shops in a marketplace in southwest Iran on Sunday, killing at least five people.
State television showed rescue teams looking for survivors in the rubble of the two-story residential building located near a historic marketplace in the old district of the city of Ahvaz, capital of oil-rich Khuzestan Province, Reuters reported.
“The gas explosion led to the complete destruction of a two-story residential building… and four nearby residential buildings and six shops,” Ebrahim Qanbari, head of the fire department in Ahvaz, was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Four men and one woman were killed and nine people were injured, Qanbari said.
He said that the rescue operation has finished.
Authorities have launched an investigation to find out the cause of the explosion.
- source : Iran Daily