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05 Dec 2019 | 04:13 PM UTC

Iran: Gas explosion leaves at least 11 dead in Saqqez (Kurdistan province) December 5

Gas explosion leaves at least 11 dead at wedding hall in Saqqez (Kurdistan province) December 5; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

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Event

A gas explosion has reportedly left at least 11 people dead and dozens of others injured at a wedding hall in Saqqez (Kurdistan province) on Thursday night (local time), December 5. Ambulances and rescue teams have been dispatched to the site of the blast. The reported death toll may rise over the coming hours.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the site of the explosion over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Saqqez are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the explosion, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.