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News number: 9102111189

13:44 | 2012-05-08

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Blast Jolts Shoushtar in Southwestern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A huge explosion jolted the city of Shoushtar in Iran's Southwestern province of Khuzestan minutes ago.



FNA dispatches said the blast was heard throughout the city and scared the population, most of whom took to the streets to find out the cause of the explosion.

Relief and rescue squads along with fire fighters have rushed to the blast area.

There is still no report on the possible cause of the blast or the number of casualties.

FNA dispatches also said that the blast took place in residential areas of Shoushtar No (New Shoushtar).