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11 Sep 2020 | 05:00 PM UTC

Iran: Explosion kills one, injures more than 20 near Tehran on September 11

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Large explosion at factory kills one, injures more than 20 near Tehran on September 11; residual traffic disruptions to be expected in the area over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Tehran, Nasimshahr


A large explosion at a battery-producing facility in Nasimshahr, on the outskirts of Tehran, has killed at least one person and left more than 20 injured on Friday, September 11. According to a local official, besides the casualties, 30 buildings, and 23 vehicles were also damaged in the blast, which occurred in a warehouse district of Nasimshahr. The cause of the blast is not immediately known. An investigation into the incident has been initiated by police.

Residual traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Nasimshahr are advised to monitor developments, prepare for residual disruptions in the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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