The Iranian port of Bushehr in the south of the country was the scene of a fire on Wednesday, affecting at least seven ships without any information on the victims or the causes of the event.
The Director General of the Provincial Crisis Management Office, Yahangir Dehqani, stressed that “so far seven boats have been burned” and confirmed that the flames have not yet been controlled.
He explained that the flames had hit a shipyard in the port, adding that the firefighters’ duties were hampered “by the strong wind and the type of materials used to build the boats”.
“The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are not yet known, but luckily no one was injured,” said Dehqani, the Iranian news agency Tasnim said.
The incident occurred after a series of explosions in various regions of the country, including a military facility near the capital, Tehran, and a nuclear facility in Natanz, which has sparked speculation about possible acts of sabotage.