5 killed in Iran gas pipeline explosion

Tehran, March 14 : At least five people were killed on Thursday in an explosion of a pipeline that links the gas network from Mahshahr city to Ahvaz city in Iran, the state media reported.

Six other people were injured in the explosion, Ahvaz Governor Jamal Alami Nisi told IRNA news agency.

He said four cars exploded in the incident as he ruled out the possibility of any sabotage act, saying that the leaks in the worn-out pipeline was the cause of explosion.

Ahvaz is the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province on the border with Iraq.
(IANS)

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