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25 missing after collapse flat Tehran

25 missing after collapse flat Tehran

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A flat in the Iranian city of Tehran on Thursday collapsed. There are still at least 25 people missing. Previously raged for hours, a major fire in the building. According to the mayor of the city, there are at least twenty firefighters to the accident.

“The police have received reports about 25 missing persons. We urge everyone to sign if they are still missing someone who was employed in the Plasco building,” said an officer who against the Iranian state television.

The oldest building of the Iranian capital, collapsed Thursday after a fire had broken out. In addition to the many deaths, there were hundreds of wounded. The authorities think that the fire was caused by short circuit and that there is no evil intent.

According to the head of the Iranian emergency medical services, Pir Hossein Kolivand, there are as many as two hundred wounded admitted to hospitals in the area.

The area around the flat was the collapse already removed by the fire brigade. The building was called the Plasco building and was called to the principal’s company, a Jewish-Iranian plasticfabrikant. It was at the opening in 1962, was the tallest building in the city and had shops and offices.

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An injured person is transported after an apartment in the Iranian city of Tehran Thursday is collapsed.
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Previously raged for hours, a major fire in the building.
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The building of seventeen floors collapsed when the fire in the highest floors of the building reached.
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Under the rubble is searched for victims.
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Bystanders look at the Plasco building, datin 1962 is built. It was one of the oldest shopping malls in Tehran.
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The area around the flat was the collapse already removed by the fire brigade. On photos is a huge havoc.
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The Iranian authorities fear that dozens of firefighters to life.
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