An explosion from a fuel leak in a scientific medical institution in northern Tehran has killed 19 other folks, Iranian state TV has reported.
Video posted on-line gave the impression to display a couple of explosion and thick black smoke emerging from the Sina At’har medical institution.
Folks in within sight Tajrish Bazaar rushed to the scene, impeding a rescue operation, government stated. Movies on social media confirmed other folks amassed outdoor of the construction.
Hamidreza Goudarzi, deputy Tehran governor, informed state TV that a leak from scientific fuel tanks within the construction was once the reason for the explosion and fireplace.
Government to start with stated 13 other folks have been lifeless, however Tehran fireplace division spokesman Jalal Maleki later informed state TV the toll had risen to 19.
State-run IRNA information company additionally quoted Maleki as announcing the lifeless integrated 15 ladies and 4 males. Maleki added that firefighters had rescued 20 other folks.
State TV stated there may well be extra explosions as a result of there have been numerous oxygen tanks final within the scientific heart.
Witness Marjan Haghighi informed the Related Press that police blocked roads to the group.