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International condolences pouring in for Tehrani victims of Plasco International condolences pouring in for Tehrani victims of Plasco

A number of international high-ranking officials condoled with Iranian nation and government over the martyrdom of firefighters after the collapse of Tehran’s Plasco building.


A number of international high-ranking officials condoled with Iranian nation and government over the martyrdom of firefighters after the collapse of Tehran’s Plasco building.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed sorrow over the incident and condoled with the families of victims, Iranian nation and government.

"I am praying to God Almighty to grant His Mercy on the deceased and grant the injured speed recovery," he noted in his message to his Iranian counterpart President Rouhani.

Turkey's Presidnet Recep Tayyip Erdogan Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also expressed their condolences to their counterparts over the incident.

Also, Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian President, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Georgian Prime Minister, and Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir of Russia Vladimir Puchkov did the same for the tragic event.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov also expressed their condolences to the Iranian people.

The French Foreign Ministry also expressed his sorrow in a message to the Iranian people for the recent tragedy.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić extended condolences to Iranian president and sympathized with bereaved families of the victims on his and Serbian nation's behalf.

Spain and the Republic of Azerbaijan also sent a message to extend condolences on Friday on the building collapse, which left tens of people, including firefighters killed and many others injured or missing.

The other foreign governments, including those of Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Britain, have condoled with the Islamic Republic over the incident.

Yet in a different message, Iraqi Head of National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim as well as Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s message of sympathy were received for the event and death of a number of people and firefighters during collapse of Tehran’s oldest building.

“I was deeply saddened by the news of the loss of lives as a result of the collapse of a multi-storey building in Iran,” said President Aliyev in his letter.

A fire consumed 9th floor of the 17-storey Plasco building in central part of Tehran which is a busy trade center. The building itself, built in 1962 was the center of textile wholesalers and housed hundreds of the businesses. Despite the fact that firefighters from 10 stations of Tehran had responded to the event, the building collapsed around 11:30 AM Thursday when a number of firefighters were striving to extinguish fire in higher stories of the building.




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