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Three 150-ton tanks on fire at Iran-Afghanistan border

Christian Fernsby |
Firefighters from Iran came to a border crossing with Afghanistan after three fuel storage tanks caught fire.

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Topics: IRAN    AFGHANISTAN   

Iran sent 10 fire trucks to fight the blaze in response to a request by the local Afghan provincial governor, Abolhassan Mirjalili, a senior emergency official in Iran’s South Khorasan province, told Iranian state TV.

It was not clear how the tanks had caught fire. “Three 150-ton tanks are on fire,” Ali Akbar Mazidi, head of Iran’s Mahiroud border terminal, told the semi-official news agency ISNA.

“The blaze has not reached Iran’s territory and our forecast is that it will be contained in another 30 minutes.”


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