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Sat. national day of mourning after Tehran’s deadly collapse Sat. national day of mourning after Tehran’s deadly collapse

The 17-storey Plasco building, a shopping center in downtown Tehran, collapsed at Thursday noon after a huge blaze for more than three hours, leaving dozens injured, missing, and dead.


Tehran's oldest high-rise in downtown has collapsed following a major fire in the building, leaving many firefighters buried under rubble, some of who are presumed dead.

The 17-storey Plasco building, a shopping center in downtown Tehran, collapsed at Thursday noon after a huge blaze for more than three hours, leaving dozens injured, missing, and dead.
While Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf had earlier said 20 firefighters lost their lives trying to contain the flames, Tehran Fire Department spokesman, Jalal Maleki, told the state TV that although a number of firefighters were presumed dead, no final figure could be given on fatalities.
He, however, emphasized that this was not a final figure because a number of firefighters were trapped under the rubble as rescue operation to get them out continued.
Meanwhile, rescue workers are opening three separate routes in order to access those trapped below the debris from the collapsed building.
On Friday evening, the remains of bodies of two firefighters were taken out of the debris.
The large heap of rubble and thick smoke have made it pretty time consuming and difficult to clear away the debris and searching through it.
According to the Emergency Medical Services director, Pir-Hossein Kulivand, so far some 51 victims have received outpatient care and 33 hospitalized, of them 28 were discharged.
“Sadly one of the firefighters, Behnam Mirzakhani, who suffered burns up to 60 percent of his body passed away on Friday at the hospital,” Kulivand regretted.
The firemen were killed as they were evacuating people from the building, which housed hundreds of clothing warehouses as well as a shopping mall and other businesses.
Meanwhile, Mohsen Hamedani, a security official with Tehran Governor General's Office, said initial investigations suggest that the fire had been caused by a short circuit in the electrical system of the building, Tasnim news agency reported.
Plasco, named after a plastics manufacturing company, is a commercial building survived from 1960s with some 600 shopping centers and clothing workshops filled with stacks of clothes which are believed to intensify the fire.
Apparently the building wasn’t equipped with proper fire alarms, fire controlling systems, and safety provisions. Despite repeated warnings issued by fire department it was still operating.



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