Fire breaks out at Iranian refinery, injuring 10 workers

Fire breaks out at Iranian refinery, injuring 10 workers

A fire broke out today at a sulfur storage tank in Iran's Isfahan oil refinery, injuring around 10 workers, the spokesman for the Isfahan Oil Refining Company Mohammad Sadeq Hajian said.

"Due to the high temperature, some sulfur caught fire, but it was soon extinguished... Around ten workers were suffering from respiratory problems caused by smoke and were treated at the scene," Reuters cited Hajian as saying.

Hajian denied earlier reports by some Iranian media outlets that around 100 workers at the refinery in central Iran had been injured.

An official at the refinery's fire department said that the incident was small and did not affect the plant's production.

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