Blast at Tehran clinic kills 19, says state-run news agency

Nineteen individuals have been killed and 6 injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a medical clinic within the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, the official IRIB news agency reported, quoting state officers.

A gasoline leak prompted the blast, Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi informed state tv.

A video posted on social media appeared to indicate a number of explosions at the north Tehran website and one other confirmed firefighters utilizing a ladder to succeed in the roof of the constructing.

A hearth touched off by the blast has been extinguished, Jalal Maleki, the Tehran Fire Department spokesman stated on state TV.

The clinic, which had 25 workers inside at the time of the blast, primarily carries out gentle surgical procedures and medical imaging, Harirchi stated.

Last week, an explosion occurred near a delicate army website close to Tehran which the defence ministry stated was brought on by a leaking tank at a gasoline storage facility. No deaths or accidents have been reported.

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