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At Least One Dead In Fire At Iranian Petrochemical Plant

A fire at Iran's biggest petrochemical plant has reportedly killed at least one person and injured 16 others.

Governor Manoochehr Hayati in the southwestern city of Mahshahr says a gas leak at a supply line of the Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex was the cause of the fire.

The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Hayati as saying that the fire had been extinguished and factory operations had not been interrupted.

The factory produces oil derivatives.

Based on reporting by AP and the BBC