No One Killed in South Pars Platform Fire


The CEO of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said no one was reportedly killed by the fire at platform SPD9 of the South Pars gas field on Wednesday.

The SPD9 platform of the supergiant gas field in the Persian Gulf caught fire at 3 p.m. local time but killed no one as all the staff had evacuated the platform before the fire broke out, Mohammad Meshkinfam told Shana.

Given that the platform is now fully evacuated, no contact can be made to learn about the latest developments in the platform, he added.

The official further said that several fireboats were now trying to extinguish the fire in the platform, adding the blaze would be extinguished soon.