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Iran’s oldest high-rise building collapses in fire

Iran’s oldest high-rise building collapses in fire

Tehran: Iran’s oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV on Thursday after a fire engulfed its top floors.

The building, dating from the early 1960s and including a shopping centre and clothing workshops, had been evacuated, but firefighters were battling the blaze inside and it was not immediately clear if there were casualties.

Agence France-Presse