At least 13 people died in Iran’s capital Tehran on Tuesday when a gas leak in a clinic caused an explosion.

The explosion injured six others, Tehran Emergency Department head Peyman Saberian told the semi-official Fars News Agency.

Also, Hamid Reza Goudarzi, deputy governor of Tehran, said in a statement to state television that a gas leak had caused the explosion.

The street that the explosion took place was closed to traffic and strict security measures were taken at the scene.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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