Seven ships ablaze in Port

Ships on fire in Port. Pic Twitter

AT least seven ships were on fire in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, Tasnim reported on Wednesday, adding that the cause of the fires remains unclear

Reports from INN, (Israel National News), are saying that efforts are underway to bring the fire under control, Jahangir Dehghani, the head of the crisis management organisation for Bushehr Province, has said: “The incident follows a series of explosions which have rocked Iran in recent weeks.”

Iranian media reported that an explosion occurred at an Iranian chemical plant Monday.

The blast is reported to have occurred at a gas condensate plant in the Kavian Fariman industrial zone in the Razavi Khorasan Province in eastern Iran. That explosion was allegedly caused by a fire which broke out at one of the gas tanks.

Firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it spread to other tanks and caused additional explosions. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Another gas explosion shook a residential building in Tehran, Iran, on Saturday, injuring one person, On Friday, there were reports that an explosion was heard in Western Tehran, and electricity had been cut in the area around where the explosion occurred.

Two people were killed in an explosion at a Tehran factory on July 7.

An explosion caused severe damage at the Natanz nuclear facility on July 2.

In June, an explosion near a military complex in Parchin area southeast of Tehran rocked the Iranian capital. Authorities blamed that blast on “leaking gas tanks.”

Thirteen people were killed in an explosion at a medical centre in Tehran on June 30. Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state TV that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.

There are no reports as yet as to how the fires on the seven ships were started, or if there is anybody claiming responsibility, but it is clear that so many coincidences happening over such a short period of time is worrisome.

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