Aftermath of powerful and deadly explosion at a Tehran clinic
05 July 2020 | 11:19 am
Firefighters and residents inspect the damage at the Sina At'har health centre in the upmarket northern neighbourhood of Tajrish after a powerful explosion erupted at the clinic the night before, killing 19 people and damaging surrounding buildings.
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