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    Number of Injured in Iran Shopping Mall Explosion Rises to 37

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    The number of those injured in a powerful blast at a shopping mall in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz rose to 37 people, local media reported, citing the head of Iran's Center for Emergency Medical Services Pir Hossein Kolivand.

    MOSCOW, June 3 (Sputnik) – The blast reportedly went off at around 1:00 a.m. local time, smashing windows in nearby stores. Iranian media initially put the number of casualties at 15.

    Footage from the scene posted on Twitter showed white smoke rising from the building.

    Earlier in the day, ambulance service chief Mohammad Ali Manesh said 32 people were injured in the explosion.

    "The number of those injured has reached 32, of those 15 have been hospitalized. They are all in stable condition. The cause of the shopping mall explosion is not known yet," Mohammad Ali Manesh said.

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