Iranian Newspapers Mourn for Victims of Plasco Building Collapse

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 46 them. The selected headlines show how Iranian newspapers covered the deadly collapse of Plasco shopping centre in downtown Tehran.

Several people, including at least 16 firefighters, are feared dead after the Thursday collapse of Plasco building in central Tehran. Newspapers on Saturday dedicated their front pages to the victims of this tragic incident.

Here are the selected papers that highlighted the collapse of Plasco building:

19 Dey:

1- Tehran’s Heart Collapses


 

Abrar:

1- Is It How the “Municipality” Works?!

2- Great Men Who Melted in Fire of People’s Love

3- People Have Not Yet Forgotten Train Disaster

4- Tehran Lost One of Its Symbols


Abrar-e Eqtesadi:

1- Iran’s Clothing Industry in Coma: Plasco Collapse Leads to Unemployment of at Least 4,000


Afkar:

1- Plasco: A Lump in Tehran’s Throat


 

Aftab-e Yazd:

1- This Endless Sadness and Distress

2- Government Declares Today a National Day of Mourning

3- Debris Removal Operation Will Go on for 3 or 5 Days

4- The Main Pain [Editorial]


 

Amin:

1- Nostalgia Turned into Tragedy: Plasco Collapses


 

Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Tehran’s Ambiguous Future

2- Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s Family: Our Sorrow Was Doubled


 

Asr-e Iranian:

1- Plasco Collapses, Tehran Wears Black


 

Bahar:

1- Rubble of Imprudence: Tehran in Grief, Firefighters Burn


 

Besharat-e Now:

1- Tehran Crying over Rubble of Sorrow


 

Donya-ye Eqtesad:

1- Lessons to Be Taken from Plasco: 5,000 Similar Threats in Tehran


 

Emtiaz:

1- For Plasco Heroes: Heroes Who Fought Fire with Inadequate Equipment


 

Etemad:

1- Tehran on Fire: Blaze and Collapse of Plasco Building, and Firefighters’ Sacrifice Lead to a Tragedy

2- Tears and Shock in Fire Stations


 

Ettela’at:

1- Iranian Nation in Grief for National Heroes: Unknown Number of Selfless Firefighters Trapped under Rubble


 

Ghanoon:

1- The Butterfly Flies into Flames for Your Sake, You Candle, Have Some Respect for the Butterfly [a poem by Iranian poet Vahshi Bafghi]


 

Haft-e Sobh:

1- Tehran, January 19, 2017: Day of Suffering

2- Good for a Nation that Has Heroes


 

Hamdeli:

1- Fire of Heaven: World Praises Iranian Firefighters


 

Hamshahri:

1- City’s Heart Burns: 21 Firefighters Entrapped after Blaze and Total Collapse of Plasco Building


 

Hemayat:

1- Iran Mourning for Selfless Firefighters: 54-Year-Old Plasco High-Rise Turned to a Bunch of Ash and Steel


 

Iran:

1- Painful Incident Is a Source of Sorrow, Regret, and Deep Concern for Me: Iran’s Leader

2- Battle of Honour and Fire: Firefighters’ Sacrifice in Plasco Disaster Surprises Iran and the World

3- President Rouhani Calls for Immediate Action to Recover the Injured and Compensate for Damages

4- Parliament Speaker Calls on Parliamentary Commissions to Probe into the Incident


Jame Jam:

1- Iran’s Leader: Courage and Sacrifice of Our Firefighters Fills Our Hearts with Admiration and also Concern and Sorrow; All Efforts Should Be Focused on Rescuing the Entrapped People

2- Iran in Grief for Men of Fire


Javan:

1- Pain of Plasco: Iran’s Rescue History to Remember Firefighters’ Efforts


Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Disaster in Tehran’s Oldest Commercial Building

2- Nonstop Debris Removal and Inspection Continues in the Site


Ka’enat:

1- Sequence of Sorrow: Plasco Building Incident Saddens Iran’s Society


Kar-o Kargar:

1- Hell Day of Plasco


Kayhan:

1- Selfless Firefighters Did Their Best: 17-Storey Plasco Building Collapses


 

Khorasan:

1- Feeling of Grief over Deaths of Selfless People

 


Mardom Salari:

1- Tehran’s Heart Collapsed: Plasco Rubble, a Warning for Capital City


 

Nasl-e Farda:

1- Saddest Day of Tehran

2- Bitter End of Plasco Building

3- Society’s Mental Health under Fire of Plasco


 

Payam-e Zaman:

1- Firefighters Always on Frontline of Sacrifice


Quds:

1- I’m Standing Like a Candle, Don’t Try to Make Me Afraid of Fire


 

Rah-e Mardom:

1- Plasco Fire Burns 80 Million Iranians


 

Rooyesh-e Mellat:

1- Condolences: Iran’s Cabinet Declares Saturday as National Day of Mourning

2- Friday Prayers Leader: Iran’s Establishment Should Always Be Prepared for Unexpected Incidents


 

Roozegar-e Ma:

1- The Fire that Was Not Extinguished


 

Saheb Qalam:

1- Firefighter Eagles Die on Their Feet


 

San’at:

1- Iran in Shock

2- Beating Heart of Tehran’s Clothing Industry Turns to Ashes


 

Sepid:

1- Tehran’s Heart under the Rubble: Plasco, the Tragic Fate of Tehran’s Nostalgia


 

Setareh Sobh:

1- Tehran’s 54-Year-Old Highest Building Collapses


 

Shahrvand:

1- Debris Removal Goes on, People Are Worried about Entrapped Firefighters


 

Shargh:

1- Iran’s Leader Urges Officials to Continue Their Hard Work and Fulfil Their Duties


Siasat-e Rooz:

1- Disaster in Capital City’s Heart

2- Stand Up Brave Man [Editorial]


Sobh-e Now:

1- City’s Heroes: Firefighters Did All They Could in Plasco


Ta’adol:

1- Disaster in Capital City


Tafahom:

1- Crisis HQ Spokesman: Conditions Are Critical under the Rubble

2- Firefighters Extinguish Fire of Some People’s Careless Behaviour


Tamashagaran:

1- Death of Urban Management

2- From Online Cries to Shouts under Rubble: Plasco Ruins and Angry People’s Reaction in Social Media


Tejarat:

1- Rubble of Grief


Vaghaye Ettefaghieh:

1- Old Tehran’s Heart Broken

2- We Are Embarrassed, that’s All [Editorial by Iranian MP]


Vatan-e Emrooz:

1- Flight of Phoenix: 20 Firefighters Lose Their Lives in Blaze and Collapse of Plasco Building

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