High-Rise Fire, Building Collapse at Plasco Building During Firefighting Operations in Tehran; 35 Firefighters Missing • THU JAN 19, 2017 12:27 PM CT

Tehran's fire department spokesman Jalal Maleki told Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN) an estimated 20 to 30 firefighters were on the third floor of the high-rise Plasco building when it collapsed.

-- CNN
Police had previously blocked off streets around the 17-story structure, which was among the first high-rises built in the Iranian capital. About 200 firefighters were at the scene when the high-rise building collapsed.

-- NBC

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About 30 Iranian firefighters were killed after the Plasco high-rise building in Tehran caught fire and collapsed, Thursday.

COLLAPSE VIDEO: Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed in the collapse of a burning high-rise building in Tehran.

Rescue operations after about 30 Iranian firefighters were trapped follwing the collapse of the Plasco high-rise building in Tehran Thursday.


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