Iranian people gathered around fire stations across the country on Friday, January 20, to honour the heroism of the firefighters who lost their lives in the Plasco shopping centre’s collapse in downtorn Tehran.
An Iranian official announced that 16 firefighters and 9 others have gone missing in the deadly collapse of Plasco building in central Tehran, and efforts are underway to find the bodies.
20 people have been and 50 wounded so far after a bomb struck a market in Pakistan's tribal belt bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, Pakistani health and government officials said.
The drone which was shooed away by anti-aircraft forces in Tehran on Monday belonged to an advertising company.
At least seven teenagers have lost their lives when a Hungarian bus crashed on a motorway in northern Italy, Italian media reported on Saturday.
People in eastern Jeddah, a port city in Western Saudi Arabia, heard the sound of several gunshots on Saturday morning, which were reportedly followed by two suicide bombers exploding themselves.
As Iran is observing a national day of mourning on Saturday following the deadly collapse of Plasco building in central Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the site of the collapsed high-rise in downtown Tehran to inspect the ongoing search and rescue operation there.
The Mayor of Tehran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says all ordinary citizens and shop owners had been evacuated from the blazing Plasco building in central Tehran before its total collapse. Qalibaf asked people not to pay attention to rumours.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Interior Minister to immediately pursue the disastrous collapse of Plasco shopping centre in Tehran, which has killed dozens of firefighters so far.
Plasco shopping centre, one of the oldest high-rise buildings built in the 1960s, totally collapsed after hours of fire. Dozens of firefighters and residents are entrapped inside the building.