At least nine people killed in Baghdad gas tanker explosion

An explosion in a Baghdad residential area killed nine people Saturday night.

The government said that 13 people were wounded in the blast in the eastern Binok neighbourhood of the capital.

Mohammed Shia Al Sudani, the Prime Minister, ordered an investigation into the incident.

An “initial technical failure” was initially blamed for the crash, Iraqi security forces said.

An explosion at a car park near London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday damaged windows and injured five people, police said.

In Iraq, safety standards in both the transportation and construction sectors are frequently disregarded, and accidents are common.

A woman, her two-year-old daughter, and a man were killed last month when a Baghdad building collapsed, injuring 13 people.

The officials blamed the owner for not following construction codes.

An August landslide caused a partial collapse of a Shiite shrine outside the city of Karbala, south of Baghdad, killing seven people.

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