Report: Explosion in Iranian Nuclear Facility

- PHOTO TAKEN 28FEB04 - Satellite image shows the nuclear facility at Bushehr, Iran, on February 28,..

Two people died in an explosion that ripped through an explosive material production unit at a nuclear facility near Tehran, according to Iranian press reports on Monday.

“The glare from the blast could also be seen from a great distance.”

The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency.

The BBC said on Monday that a pro-opposition website was also reporting an explosion at the site.

The BBC cited the pro-reform website Sahamnews as saying that the explosion on Sunday evening was “so intense that windows of buildings 15 km (nine miles) away were shattered.”

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