Fire at Iran Gas Rig Kills at Least Two Workers -Oil Ministry



Reuters

DUBAI, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A fire broke out on a gas exploration rig in southwestern Iran on Sunday, killing at least two people, the Oil Ministry said.

"Efforts to contain and extinguish the blaze are continuing at the Rag Sefid field. I can only confirm two deaths," ministry spokesman Kasra Nouri said on television.

The impact of the fire on the rig's exploration work was not immediately clear.

On Friday, a fire at an oil refinery south of the capital Tehran killed at least six workers.

 

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; editing by Jason Neely)



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