At least 38 people hurt as blazing Tehran high-rise building collapses

January 19, 2017 10:58

Ankara - At least 38 people were injured when a high-rise building in Tehran collapsed in a fire, state television reported on Thursday.

"The building is one of the oldest buildings in Tehran. The Plasco building is a very old building in southern Tehran. It is mostly a commercial building," state TV said."At least 38 people were injured and hospitalized but most of them have been discharged."

Police have cordoned off the area and rescue teams were on their way to the scene, state TV reported.

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