Athletes safe after explosion in Iran’s Olympic Academy: top official

August 8, 2018 - 12:0

TEHRAN - The head of Iran's national Olympic committee, Reza Salehi Amiri, says all athletes are safe after explosion at Iran's National Olympic Academy.

On Tuesday evening, three people were killed in an explosion at Iran's National Olympic Academy in the capital Tehran.

The victims of the explosion were three workers trapped in the engine house of the complex, Tehran's fire department spokesman Jalal Maleki said.

The blast was heard in the vicinity of Seoul Street in the north of Tehran.

“All Iranian athletes, who are preparing at Iran's National Olympic Academy for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, are safe,” Salehi Amiri said.

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