4 killed at petro­chem­i­cal fac­tory

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

TEHRAN — An ex­plo­sion in a petro­chem­i­cal fac­tory at a large oil ter­mi­nal has killed four peo­ple, the nation’s of­fi­cial news agency said. High pres­sure in the cen­tral boiler of the fac­tory led to an ex­plo­sion and a fire at the fa­cil­ity on Khark is­land in the Per­sian Gulf. The bod­ies of three of the vic­tims were found and the blaze was un­der con­trol. Sev­eral other work­ers were in­jured. Khark Is­land, about 750 miles south of Tehran, has Iran’s biggest oil ter­mi­nal in the Per­sian Gulf. Iran is the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Petroleum Ex­port­ing Coun­tries’ sec­ond-largest oil ex­porter, pro­duc­ing about 4.2 mil­lion bar­rels of oil per day.

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