TEHRAN – Iranian state tv is reporting an explosion from a fuel leak in a medical clinic in northern Tehran has injured at the least three individuals.
The explosion Tuesday night time led to fireplace and state TV mentioned firefighters have been battling the blaze.
Online movies appeared to point out a couple of explosion and thick black smoke rising from the flames. The blasts seemed to be from oxygen tanks.
Hamidreza Goudarzi, deputy Tehran governor, instructed state TV a fuel leak within the constructing was the reason for the incident.
People in close by Tajrish Bazaar rushed to the positioning, making a rescue operation troublesome, authorities mentioned. A close-by hospital went on alert to obtain extra injured individuals if needed.
At final 10 ambulances have been deployed to the positioning.
Peyman Saberian, head of Tehran’s emergency companies, mentioned firefighters have been making an attempt to evacuate individuals from close by buildings.
State TV reported it was attainable there may very well be extra explosions as a result of there have been numerous oxygen tanks remaining within the medical heart.
Videos on social media present individuals gathered outdoors of the constructing.
Witness Marjan Haghighi instructed The Associated Press that police blocked roads to the neighborhood.