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Explosion reported at medical center in Tehran

Thick smoke was seen coming from Tajrish in north Tehran on Tuesday after an explosion was heard in the city, ISNA reported. First reports of the explosion emerged shortly after 9 pm, local time and local media confirmed the explosion took place at the Sina Athar Medical Center.

A local emergency official stated that three people were injured when a cylinder exploded at the hospital.

Tajrish is known as an upscale area of Tehran. It is also one of the busiest parts of the city, a popular shopping district and an important transportation hub.

According to the reports released by the Iranian media later in the day, the explosion left 13 fatalities and injured six.

Breaking the News / VP