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Oil Pipeline Fire Kills Three In Southwest Iran

Three people were killed and eight injured when an oil pipeline caught fire in Iran's Khuzestan province, state television reported today

Three people were killed and eight injured when an oil pipeline caught fire in Iran's Khuzestan province, state television reported today.

The report did not make clear whether oil deliveries were affected but it said the fire broke out late on Tuesday and was extinguished early today.

''The incident, near the city of Bagh-Malek happened after oil leaked from the pipeline,'' the television report said.

Khuzestan is the heartland of the oil industry in the world's fourth biggest producer.