Five Killed in Explosion during Film Shoot in Iran

News ID: 243769 Service: Society/Culture
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An explosion during the backstage of the shooting of a movie near the Iranian capital killed 5 people on Wednesday.

The victims were preparing the special effects for Me'rajiha by Masoud Dehnamaki. The movie is about the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.

According to Tasnim dispatches, a number of other people were injured in the explosion that happened in a cinema town, south of Tehran, dedicated to make movies about the eight-year Iraqi imposed war.

Reports said two of the victims were transferred to Eslamshahr’s hospital, south of Tehran, for medical treatment.

Reports said Ali Akbar Ranjbar, the managing director of the cinema town, Javad Sharifi, the director of special affects of Me'rajiha, Reza Faraji, the deputy producer and Mehdi Moradi, an assistant director of special effects together with another member of special effects team were killed in the explosion.

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