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(Reuters) - Ten people were killed and five wounded after a boiler exploded in a residential area of the city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran, Fars News reported in a Twitter post on Saturday.

Three residential buildings were completely destroyed in the blast and 15 houses in the area were damaged, according to Fars.

A picture posted by Fars on Twitter showed rescue workers digging through the rubble of a building.

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh in Geneva; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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