people were killed and six others wounded in a gas
pipeline explosion Thursday, 14 March 2019, near the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran,
state news agency IRNA reported.
Ahvaz governor, Jamal Alemi Neisi said,
gas pipes blew up about 200 metres from the road, destroying four vehicles that
were passing by. He added it was not a terrorist act or sabotage, and was
rather caused by a gas leak.
IRNA said the explosion
struck near a traffic police station on the Ahvaz-Mahshahr
Ahvaz is the capital of
oil-rich Khuzestan province on the border
Local media reported that the fire at the
site of the explosion has been extinguished