Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 674 to 12,418

Spain is one of the hardest-hit countries by coronavirus, along with Italy and the US. (File/AFP)
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Updated 05 April 2020

Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 674 to 12,418

  • The number of registered cases rose to 130,759 from 124,736, the ministry said

MADRID: Spain’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 674 to 12,418 in the last day, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.
A day earlier the toll rose by 809.
The number of registered cases rose to 130,759 from 124,736, the ministry said.


Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

Updated 21 min 2 sec ago

Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

  • Six storage tanks had caught fire, including the one that exploded, an Iranian official said

Iranian police are investigating after a fire broke out at an industrial complex in northeast Iran where gas condensate storage tanks are sited, one of which exploded, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.
Javad Jahandoust, the fire chief at the Kavian Fariman industrial complex, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the city of Mashhad, was quoted as saying six storage tanks had caught fire, including the one that exploded.
He said the fire was under control and there were no casualties, but police were investigating the cause.
There have been several explosions and fires around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.
On Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported a fire at a petrochemical facility in southwest Iran, which was blamed on an oil leak. There were no casualties.