At least 7 ships on fire at Iranian port

Attempting to control fire on one of the burning ships. (Photo: AFP).
At least seven ships on fire in southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, according to Iranian report. Reason for incident not given.

At least seven ships were on fire in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported on Wednesday, without giving a reason for the incident.

Efforts are underway to bring the fire under control, IRNA cited Jahangir Dehghani, the head of the crisis management organization for Bushehr province, as saying.

The incident follows a series of explosions which have rocked Iran in recent weeks.

Bushehr Province, of which the port city of the same name is the capital, is where Iran’s sole nuclear plant is located.

The incident was the latest in a string of mysterious fires and blasts to rock the country. Several of the recent disasters have struck sensitive Iranian sites, leading to speculation that they could be part of a sabotage campaign engineered by Israel or the US.

An explosion occurred at an Iranian chemical plant Monday, Iranian media reported.

The blast allegedly occurred at a gas condensate plant in the Kavian Fariman industrial zone in the Razavi Khorasan Province in eastern Iran. The explosion was caused by a fire which broke out at one of the gas tanks.

Firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it spread to other tanks and caused additional explosions. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A gas explosion shook a residential building in Tehran, Iran, on Saturday, injuring one person, Iran’s semi-official ISNA reported.

On Friday, IRIB reported that an explosion was heard in Western Tehran, and electricity had been cut in the area around where the explosion occurred.

Two people were killed in an explosion at a Tehran factory on July 7.

An explosion caused severe damage at the Natanz nuclear facility on July 2.

In June, an explosion near a military complex in Parchin area southeast of Tehran rocked the Iranian capital. Authorities blamed that blast on “leaking gas tanks.”

13 people were killed in an explosion at a “medical center” in Tehran on June 30. Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state TV that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.

This a breaking story. Please check for updates.

(Arutz 7).


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