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UPDATED: Casualties after explosion at Sulaimani steel factory

By Rudaw 19/3/2017
Rudaw's Jamal Jameel reporting from the Sulaimani Super Steel Factory. Photo: Rudaw video
Rudaw's Jamal Jameel reporting from the Sulaimani Super Steel Factory. Photo: Rudaw video
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – Casualties have been reported in an explosion in a factory near Sulaimani.

The explosion has occurred in a steel factory in the town of Bazyan near the city of Sulaimani. Killing one foreign worker and injuring another four. 

“The explosion in the factory caused the death of one and injured four more. All the casualties are from India,” said Fazil Omar, mayor of Bazyan.

“The investigation about the explosion is ongoing. It is currently unclear what caused the explosion,” he added.

The director of Sulaimani’s emergency hospital, Omed Mohammed, told Rudaw that three of the injured are not suffering from life-threatening injuries. However, the fourth has been referred to the intensive care unit for treatment.

The spokesperson for Sulaimani’s suburban police, Saaeb Sarwan, also confirmed the identity of the dead as an Indian national.

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