Iraq factory explosion kills 5, cause unknown

Police and hospital officials say an explosion at an iron factory on the outskirts of a northern Iraqi city has killed five workers and wounded 15.

Baghdad: Police and hospital officials say an explosion at an iron factory on the outskirts of a northern Iraqi city has killed five workers and wounded 15.

Police chief Abdul-Khaliq Talaat said the cause of the Sunday explosion just outside the city of Irbil was not immediately known.

Irbil is located in Iraq`s self-rule Kurdish region about 217 miles (350 kilometres) north of Baghdad.
An Irbil hospital worker confirmed the deaths.

Bureau Report