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18 die in accident at Iranian military base

An accidental explosion at a military base in western Iran killed 18 revolutionary guards and injured 14 others, official news agency IRNA reported today.

world Updated: Oct 13, 2010 16:55 IST
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An accidental explosion at a military base in western Iran killed 18 revolutionary guards and injured 14 others, official news agency IRNA reported Wednesday.

The blast occurred on Tuesday near the base at Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province.

The agency said the explosion occurred after fire spread to the ammunition depot.

First Published: Oct 13, 2010 16:48 IST