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Life in the metropolis. The home of IFP News, Tehran is a city as big as New York, with all the energy and buzz, as well as the social and cultural issues, of a major capital. Simply put, life here is fast and fascinating – find out more in this section.

Tehran’s High-Risk Areas Menacing Citizens’ Lives: Defence Official

A top Iranian military commander warned that there is currently a large number of high-risk areas in or, in the proximity of, Tehran that threaten the lives of many citizens.

Iran’s Leader Praises Firefighters’ Sacrifice in Plasco Incident

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message eulogized the Iranian firemen who lost their lives while trying to contain a huge fire at the site of a high-rise in downtown Tehran, which later collapsed and killed several firefighters and citizens.

IRGC Construction Base Actively Involved in Plasco Building’s Rescue Operations

The forces of IRGC’s Construction Base have been actively involved in debris removal and rescue operations at the scene of the Plasco building incident since a few hours after the collapse, an official noted.
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Plasco Indecent Results from People’s Irrational, Irresponsible Votes

Following the tragic collapse of Plasco Building, many Iranian media outlets have sharply criticized the presence of Iranian artists and athletes in Tehran’s City Council - thanks to public votes - while they do not possess sufficient expertise and efficiency for managing urban affairs.
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What Iran Can Learn from Plasco Building Collapse

A US-based Iranian architect says people in Iran should call for tighter regulations on building construction and maintenance in the aftermath of the deadly Plasco Building collapse like what the US society did following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911.
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Thousands of Buildings in Tehran Unsafe: Councillors

Nearly 3,000 buildings in Tehran are in the same condition as that of the Plasco Shopping Centre that collapsed on Thursday following a blaze, a member of Tehran City Council said.

Tehran’s Collapsed Plasco Building ‘Permanently Closed’ in Google Map

A red expression in Google Map shows that Plasco shopping centre in downtown Tehran, which collapsed on Thursday after a huge blaze, is now 'permanently closed'.
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Iranians Commemorate Martyrs of Plasco Building Collapse

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.

Drone Targeted by Tehran Anti-Aircraft Belongs to Advertising Agency

The drone which was shooed away by anti-aircraft forces in Tehran on Monday belonged to an advertising company.
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Iran’s President Visits Site of Collapsed High-Rise on National Day of Mourning

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.

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