TEHRAN, Mar 13 (NNN-IRNA) – At least seven people were killed and five others were injured, as three residential buildings collapsed entirely yesterday, due to an explosion in the north-western Iranian city of Tabriz, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
The explosion, which occurred at 03:00 a.m. local time (2330 GMT), in a two-story building, completely levelled the building and two neighbouring ones, said Mohammad-Baqer Honarbar, director general of East Azarbaijan province’s Crisis Management Organisation.
He added that, the explosion also caused damage to 100 nearby buildings, shattering windows.
The authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion, the Fars news agency noted, adding that, two of the injured had been transferred to medical centres.
Meanwhile, one person was pulled out alive from the rubbles, as rescue work continues.