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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.