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12:00 AM, January 27, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 27, 2017

NUMBERS 30

Is the number of fire-fighters who have been killed when a high-rise building collapsed after it caught fire in Tehran on Thursday and injured some 75 people, as stated by the media report. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran, just north of the capital's sprawling bazaar. Iran's state-run Press TV announced the fire fighters' deaths, without giving a source for the information. Local Iranian state television said 30 civilians were injured in the disaster, while the state-run IRNA news agency said 45 fire-fighters had been injured. Fire-fighters battled the blaze for several hours before the collapse. Police tried to keep out shopkeepers and others wanting to rush back in to collect their valuables.

Source: AP

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