Blast at Iran oil refinery during Ahmadinejad visit

An explosion occurred at an oil refinery in Iran during a visit by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, media reports said on Tuesday.

A technical problem caused the blast and a subsequent fire, which injured six people, the Fars news agency reported.

Ahmadinejad was not hurt and later appeared on state television to give a scheduled speech

The refinery is in Abadan, south-western Iran, close to the Iraqi border.

MOSCOW, May 24 (RIA Novosti) 

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