Tehran collapses in seconds when Firefighters and civilians killed as blazing high rise


After the high-rise building had collapsed around them within in a few seconds was thirty firefighters are struggling to control the blaze in the Iranian capital Tehran killed.Iranian Press TV confirmed that the emergency response 30 killed. There are more than 75 people were injured and 45 of them are also firefighters in a fire and the subsequent collapse of the building Plasco, which is the iconic structure in the center of Tehran, AFP reported.

“The building is one of the oldest buildings in Tehran. Based Plasco is a very old building in the south of Tehran. It’s mostly a commercial building,” said Iranian state television, referring to the structure, which is more than 50 years.

It can be seen the flames from miles away to 11 teams of firefighters to fight the fire. Finally, when the building collapsed without warning large columns of brown dust and sent to heaven.

In images broadcast on state television one side of the building began to decline in the first nearly knocking firefighters and one of him as he contended with fire.

The news agency Fars reported that the majority of shop owners and residents in the Plasco had been evacuated successfully before breaking down. The semi-official media outlets reported that the fire started around 08:00 local time (04:40 GMT), when many of the owners of the shops inside the building. ”

It is not clear whether they have left any other people trapped under the rubble of the building. 38 confirmed injured in the fire were taken to hospital for treatment.

It was built 17-storey high-rise in the early 1960s by the Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian and named after his plastics company. At the time of its construction it was the tallest building in the city.It sent the London Fire Brigade message of solidarity through social media to friends and family of firefighters in Iran.