Tehran: 19 People Killed, Injured in Clinic Blast
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Tehran: 19 People Killed, Injured in Clinic Blast

ERBIL - An explosion at a clinic in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday resulted in the killing and wounding of 19 people, local media reported.

The incident reportedly took place in an area close to the Tajrish Square, north of Tehran, where at least 13 people were killed and six others were injured, Fars news agency quoted a state official.

Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi explained in a statement that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.

Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi, in the meantime, confirmed the report and said that ten women as well as three men were killed in the blast.