Massive fire breaks out at Farah border port

Local officials in Farah province said a fire broke out at Nasr Farahi customs facility on the border with Iran.

The fire has reportedly not yet been contained.

Traders told Iranian media that an oil tanker caught fire. Two others have also reportedly since burnt out.

Farah Governor Taj Mohammad Jahed described the blaze as “severe” and said there were no facilities to contain it in the port of Nasr Farahi.

Mehr News reported that according to Jahed, they are trying to ask Iran for help in controlling the fire. He did not elaborate.

This is the second massive fire at a border crossing in the past two weeks.