Explosion in medical clinic in Tehran kills 13, injures several: Iranian media

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.

Earlier, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported that an explosion had taken place in north Tehran, without citing the reason for the blast or any additional information.

Videos posted online showed thick black smoke rising into the evening sky.

Jalal Maleki, the Tehran Fire Department spokesman, told Iran’s Tasnim news agency that a fire had broken out in a medical clinic in north Tehran and firefighters have been sent to the scene.

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.

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