Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan. 13 – Sixteen Iranian students were killed when a fire broke out in a school in western Iran at midday. Reports confirm that the fire broke out in Safilan village's local school in Chahar Mahale Bakhtiari province (west Iran) after a schoolteacher attempted to turn on a gas heater which was near flammable liquids which caught fire upon contact. Iran Focus

Tehran, Jan. 13 – Sixteen Iranian students were killed when a fire broke out in a school in western Iran at midday.

Reports confirm that the fire broke out in Safilan village's local school in Chahar Mahale Bakhtiari province (west Iran) after a schoolteacher attempted to turn on a gas heater which was near flammable liquids which caught fire upon contact.

At least 16 students in the class lost their lives. The teacher is said to be suffering from burns and is in serious condition.