After a massive fire broke out at the Abadan oil refinery in Iran, firefighters rushed at the scene, but initially have not been able to contain the blaze, according to Tasnim news agency. Later, however, Abadan governor reported, according to ISNA news agency, that the fire was coming under control and would be contained within an hour.
Several videos are circulating in social media along with the unconfirmed reports of massive explosion at the refinery.
İran'ın Huzistan Eyaleti Abadan kentinde bir Petrol rafinerisinde çıkan patlama ve yanginda şu ana kadar 15 kişinin yaşamını yitirdiği yangının devam ettiği Can kayıplarının artacağı belirtiliyor#Iran#abadan pic.twitter.com/jXyttBMFdO— bazidjiyanê (@bazidime) June 27, 2018
The refinery is located near the coast of the Persian Gulf and was one of the world's largest oil refineries when it was built in 1912.