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Gas pipeline blast injures 45 people in southern Baghdad

Archival photo.
Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force said Saturday, that 45 people have suffered from suffocation as a result of explosion of chlorine gas pipeline in southern Baghdad.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told IraqiNews.com, “Yesterday evening, a chlorine gas pipline has exploded in the area of Arab Jabour in southern Baghdad,” noting that, “The explosion resulted in a chlorine gas leak, as well as injuring 45 persons from suffocation.”

“Ambulances transferred the injured to a near hospital for medical treatment,” the source added.



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  1. ISIS probably caused the explosion that released the chlorine gas. What is such large quantities of chlorine gas doing in a pipeline within a residential populated area?

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