Gas pipe explosion kills 11 in Iran

Tehran, Dec 6 (AP) | Publish Date: 12/6/2019 11:25:38 AM IST

An explosion of a heating gas pipe killed at least 11 people and injured 42 others during a wedding ceremony in western Iran, the country’s state TV reported on Friday.

The report said five children and five women were among those killed in the explosion, which took place late on Thursday evening in the predominantly Kurdish city of Saqqez, Tehran. Three of the injured were reported to be in serious condition. 

The TV report said the incident happened following a leak from the pipe feeding the heater inside the wedding hall. The government announced a one-day public mourning in western Kurdistan province.

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