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Building in Iran's capital collapses in fire, people may be trapped inside (VIDEO)

Building in Iran's capital collapses in fire, people may be trapped inside (VIDEO)A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed, Associated Press reported.

According to local authorities, the state-run IRNA news agency reported, at least 38 people were injured in the fire at the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the Iranian capital's sprawling bazaar, a popular tourist destination.

The building came down in a matter of seconds. A side of the building came down first, tumbling perilously close to a firefighter perched on a ladder and spraying water on the blaze. A thick plume of brown smoke rose over the site. Onlookers wailed in grief.

The video below was assembled from three different footages and shows the accident progression:



The 17-story tower was built in the early 1960s by Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian and named after his plastics manufacturing company. It was the tallest building in the city at the time of its construction.
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