|12 June, 2019

Iran says platform caught fire at South Pars gas field, no fatalities - SHANA

No one was reportedly killed by the fire at platform SPG9

DUBAI- A platform of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf, the world's largest, caught fire on Wednesday, Iran's Oil Ministry Website reported, but no fatalities were reported.

"No one was reportedly killed by the fire at platform SPG9 ... as all the staff had evacuated the platform before the fire broke out," the head of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Meshkinfam told SHANA.

He said that several fireboats were now trying to extinguish the fire in the platform.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Jan Harvey) ((parisa.hafezi@thomsonreuters.com; +90 532 176 3452; Reuters Messaging: parisa.hafezi@thomsonreuters.com))

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