TEHRAN (IRAN)-A high-rise buildings in Tehran, collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injured about 75 people, State media said. Disaster struck the building’s iconic structures, Plasco in central Tehran, just north of the great bazaar of the capital.
Government television Iran Press TV announced the death of a firefighter, without giving the source of the information. The local Government of Iran television said 30 civilians were injured in the disaster, while State news agency IRNA says 45 firefighters were injured.
Police tried to prevent traders and others who want to rush to collect their valuables.
the building crashed seconds, shown live on State television, which has started an interview with reporters on the spot. One side of the building went first, falling almost firefighters perched on ladders and spraying water on the fire
The thick brown smoke rises above the site after the collapse. The audience cried out in pain.
Jalal Maleki, a spokesman for the Fire Department earlier told Iran television that 10 Firefighters responded to the blaze, which was first reported around 8:00.
Iran army unit sent to help with the disaster, State television reported.
The place is building a presence icon on the horizon from Tehran.
17 story tower was built in the early 1960s by the Jewish businessman guy Iran Habib Elghanian and plastic manufacturing company name. It is the tallest building in the city at the time of its construction.
Elghanian was tried on charges including espionage and executed in the months after the 1979 Islamic revolution, which led to the current system of Government was in power, a move that caused many former members of the Jewish community to leave the country.
The tower is connected with a multilevel shopping center with the atrium ceiling and is lit by a series of sources of Turquoise. It is not clear whether the Mall was damaged.