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Four Killed in Petrochemical Factory Blast in Iran

July 26, 2010
Iran''s official news agency says an explosion at a petrochemical factory on Iran''s largest oil terminal has killed four people. High pressure in the central boiler of the factory led to an explosion and fire at the facility on Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf, the report said. So far, the bodies of three of the victims have been found and the blaze is under control. Several other workers were injured. Kharg Island, some 750 miles south of Tehran, hosts Iran''s biggest oil terminal in the Persian Gulf. Iran is OPEC''s second largest oil exporter, producing around 4.2 million barrels of oil per day.