View Full Version : Explosion, Fire Erupt At Iran Oil Refinery As Ahmadinejad Visits

05-24-2011, 09:07 AM
One dead, six injured but Iran president was not hurt; blast blamed on technical problem.

An explosion blamed on a technical problem caused a fire at an oil refinery in Iran during a visit by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

One person was killed and six people were injured but Ahmadinejad was not hurt and appeared on state television giving a scheduled speech to mark the inauguration of a new phase of the refinery in Abadan, south-western Iran, close to the Iraqi border.