BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – On Tuesday, an explosion was heard north of the capital, Tehran, noting that smoke plumes were rising in the area of the explosion.
The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said that the explosion, whose cause is currently unknown, occurred in the Jirish district.
Iranian sites indicated that explosions occurred in the “Sina Athar” medical center in Shari’ati Street, near Tarshish district, north of the capital, Tehran.
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It reported that the explosions caused partial destruction in some of the neighboring buildings.
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The authorities closed Shari’ati Street as a result of the explosions, while Tehran Fire Brigade reported the possibility of renewed explosions due to the presence of oxygen capsules in the medical center.
The head of the Iranian emergency center said that at least three people were injured in the explosion, which occurred on the underground floor of the therapeutic center, explaining that it was possible that the accident was caused by explosions in the gas capsules.