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Kharg Island petrochemical blast kills four

An explosion at a petrochemical factory in Iran's largest oil terminal has started a fire and caused deaths and injuries.

TEHRAN // An explosion at a petrochemical factory in Iran's largest oil terminal has killed four people, Iran's official news agency said today. The report said high pressure in the central boiler of the factory led to an explosion and fire at the facility on Kharg island in the Gulf. 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 is home to Iran's biggest oil terminal in the Gulf. * AP