Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has urged a thorough investigation into the recent fatal explosion at a religious center in Shiraz, Press TV reported.
President Ahmadinejad expressed hope that the ongoing probe into the cause of the incident would help prevent such tragedies in the future.
The Iranian president also voiced sympathy for and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of the victims of the blast and hoped for a speedy recovery of the injured.
Iranian officials dismissed early speculations that the explosion was a terrorist act, indicating that "negligence" could have caused the incident.
Deputy Minister of Interior for Security Affairs, Abbas Mohtaj, confirmed that the explosion had been an "accident".
However, Shiraz district attorney Jaber Baneshi said a special committee is investigating all possible causes behind the blast, including the possibility of an act of terrorism.
Last Mod: 15 Nisan 2008, 16:29