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One dead, four injured in incident at Iran Bandar Abbas refinery - state news

September 25, 2023 at 4:40 pm

Smoke and flames rise after a fire broke out at Shahid Tondgooyan Oil Refinery in Tehran, Iran on June 02, 2021 [Fatemeh Bahrami – Anadolu Agency]

One person has died and four others were injured in an incident at Iran’s southern refinery of Bandar Abbas last week, Iranian state media reported on Monday.

The Iranian Oil Ministry’s Shana news agency said the incident occurred late on 22 September during emergency repairs, adding that five maintenance workers were hurt, with one worker since dying of their injuries, Reuters reports.

“During the emergency repair operation in one of the process units of this refinery, five people were injured, and one of the injured died on Monday,” an official from Bandar Abbas refinery told state media.

The incident did not impact production at the refinery, which is one of Iran’s largest, Shana added.

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