11 killed, over 30 injured in gas blast at wedding in Iran

11 killed, over 30 injured in gas blast at wedding in Iran
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  • calendar-gray 06 December 2019

Eleven people were killed and more than 30 were injured in a fire in the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province of Iran, APA reports citing Iranian media.

The blast occurred at a wedding due to a gas explosion, a local senior official said on Thursday.

"In addition to the 11 dead guests invited to the wedding, 34 people were injured, three of them were reportedly in serious condition," the province's Deputy Governor-General Hossein Hushekbal, who is responsible for social, political and security issues, said, as quoted by the IRIB broadcaster.

According to the official, the injured people were hospitalised.

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