Thirteen people were killed and several were injured in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, the Khabar online news site reported on Tuesday.
The explosion was caused by a gas leak, Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state TV.
Dramatic footage circulating from ISNA of the explosion in northern Tehran. Initial reports coming in about a gas cylinder explosion. Comes after another alleged gas-related explosion last week. #Iran pic.twitter.com/PyTuVsmjvT
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— Hossein Ghazanfari (@TehranDC) June 30, 2020
An explosion took place close to a sensitive military site near Tehran last week which a defence ministry spokesman told state TV was caused by a tank leak at a gas storage facility.