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Lightning triggers oil storage tank fire

Governor of Daylam Port in southern province of Bushehr Abdulamir Qassemi said on Friday that a petroleum storage tank, belonging to Asia Petro-Omid Company, caught fire as a result of lightning strike.

He said the incident did not cause serious damage to the oil installations in the area and fire was contained within a short period of time.

The petroleum installations included eight one million barrel storage tanks, two 500,000 barrel and four 250,000 barrel tanks, all belonging to a private company.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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