A blazing high-rise building in Tehran collapsed causing many injuries to firefighters and residents
Everyone had been evacuated from the building, state TV said, but around 38 firefighters were still trying to control the blaze and police have cordoned off the area.
Rescue teams were at the scene, state TV said.
State TV said firefighters were trying to control the blaze while at least 38 people injured
"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, referring to the Plasco Building, which is more than 50 years old.
"At least 38 people were injured and hospitalised but most of them have been discharged."
The fire is believed to have started around 8am, when shopkeepers were not inside the building
"The flames could be seen kilometers away from the old building … but most of the residents and shopkeepers in the building have been evacuated," the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
The capital city's Plasco building was over 50 years old when it collapsed
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"The fire started around 8 a.m. (0430 GMT) local time when many shopkeepers were not inside the building," it said.