On June 2, a massive fire broke out at the Tondguyan refinery which is located in the southern outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran.
According to the Iranian media, ambulances and firefighters were quickly dispatched to the oil refinery, where all operations were ceased. So far, no casualties have been reported.
Mansour Darajati, head of Tehran’s crisis management organization, told state TV that a leak at a liquid gas pipeline at the facility had sparked the fire. Darajati added that an investigation into the fire would be launched.
Meanwhile, Shaker Khafaii, head of the Tehran Oil Refining Company, which runs the state-owned refinery, ruled out the possibility of sabotage.
Earlier today, the Iranian Navy largest vessel IRIS Kharg sank in the Gulf of Oman as a result of a mysterious fire. The details of the incident are yet to be revealed.
Over the last few months, a series of fires broke out in high-value facilities across Iran. In a number of cases, sabotage by the Israeli intelligence or other enemies of Iran was suspected. Nevertheless, Tehran has not made any official accusations yet.
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