News ID: 198515
Published: 0521 GMT August 13, 2017

More than 470 hospitalized following gas leak in Iran

More than 470 hospitalized following gas leak in Iran
mehrnews.com

More than 470 people were hospitalized after suffering respiratory and other symptoms caused by a chlorine gas leak in southern Iran.

About 475 people were taken to local hospitals in the city of Dezful, some 500 miles (805 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Tehran. Nearly 40 people were hospitalized and the rest were discharged, IRNA reported.

The gas leaked from reservoirs in an abandoned warehouse belonging to the local water supply company.

Dezful, with a population 250,000, is located in Khuzestan Province.

 

   
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