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Fire at Iran’s biggest petrochemical plant kills one, injures 15

August 6, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran — A gas leak in a feeding line sparked a fire Friday at Iran’s biggest petrochemical plant, AFP reported.

The blaze at the Bandar Imam petrochemical complex killed at least one person and injured 15 others before it was contained.

According to Qodratollah Nasiri, security head of Iran''s National Petrochemical Co., the processing units were not damaged, but some to the units are offline.

The plant produced more than four million tons of products last year, including polymers, benzenes, propane gas, butane and fuel oil.