Mar 14, 2019 13:45 Asia/Tehran

Five people were killed and four others were injured in an incident on Ahwaz-Mahshahr freeway when a gas pipeline exploded.

Iran Press/Iran news: Terrorism is not thought to be involved. The Director General of Khuzestan Crisis Management Department, Kiumars Hajizadeh, said: "At least five people were killed and four others injured in an explosion in the gas pipeline which was due to gas leakage in the Ahwaz Freeway to Mahshahr Port.

He added that the fire was completely brought under control and extinguished, and the injured were taken to a local hospital, Iran Press reported.

The explosion is thought to be due to a gas leak.