Photos: Collapse of Burning High-Rise Kills Iranian Firefighters

At least 30 firefighters are dead after fire building collapses

APTOPIX Iran Fire

Iranian firefighters work to extinguish fire of the Plasco building in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. READ MORE

Iran Fire

Iranian firefighters work to extinguish fire of the Plasco building in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

Iranian firefighters work to extinguish fire of the Plasco building in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

Iranian firefighters work to extinguish fire of the Plasco building in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

Smoke rises up from the Plasco building where firefighters work to extinguish fire in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building was engulfed by a fire then collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

An Iranian firefighter, bottom left, works in operations to extinguish fire of the Plasco building in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

APTOPIX Iran Fire

Iranians watch the Plasco building where smoke rises from its windows in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

Iranian firefighters run towards the Plasco building engulfed by a fire in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

Iranians watch the Plasco building engulfed by a fire, in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

Iranian firefighters run towards the Plasco building engulfed by fire in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing dozens of firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran Fire

In this image made from video, a high-rise residential building collapses following a large fire, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. Authorities said that over 20 people were injured in the blast that erupted in the morning hours. (IRINN via AP)

Iran Fire

In this image made from video, a high-rise residential building collapses following a large fire, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. Authorities said that over 20 people were injured in the blast that erupted in the morning hours. (IRINN via AP)

Iran Fire

In this image made from video, a high-rise residential building is collapsed following a large fire, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. Authorities said that over 20 people were injured in the blast that erupted in the morning hours. (IRINN via AP)

APTOPIX Iran Fire

Iranian firefighters work at the scene of the collapsed Plasco building after being engulfed by a fire, in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

 

 

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Collapse of burning high-rise in Tehran kills at least 30 firefighters and injures dozens.

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