Explosion in Cheshmeh Khosh oil field kills 3, injures 4

TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) – An explosion has been reported in an oil field in the western Ilam province killing and injuring 7 people.

An explosion has been reported at Cheshmeh Khosh field located in the western Ilam province, 52 km south of Dehloran city on Tuesday afternoon.

There are reports coming in saying that two people have been killed while another is injured.

The latest reports say that the number of the killed has increased to three people and the injured to four.

The killed and the injured are from the local workers from Dehloran.

The incident took place 20 km from the city of Shoosh on the Cheshmeh Khosh oil pipeline to Ahvaz.

It is said that the personnel had been carrying out the “pipeline inspection gauge” operation when the pipeline blew up.

Meanwhile, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has called on the national oil company to immediately conduct an investigation into the incident. 

The minister has also called for helping the injured workers and the families of the deceased workers and engineers to alleviate their suffering.

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