The death toll from the collapse of a commercial building still under construction in southwestern Iran reached 10 on Tuesday, after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble in the city of Abadan, APA reports citing Iranian media.
Dozens were trapped when the 10-story Metropol building toppled on Monday, burying shops and even some cars in the surrounding streets. Initially, five were reported killed but the death toll doubled a day later. At least 39 people were injured, most of them lightly.
The death toll from the collapse of a 10-storey building in Abadan city of Iran's Khuzistan province has increased to 6, APA's Tehran bureau reports.
It has been confirmed that 29 people have been injured so far.
The injured were hospitalized.
Noted that 80 people were left under the rubble.
The search continues.
The number of dead and injured as a result of the collapse of ten storey building in Abadan city of Iran's Khuzistan province has increased, APA reports citing Tasnim.
The number of dead increased to 3, while 24 people were injured.
The ten-storey "Metropole" commercial building collapsed in the city of Abadan in Iran on Monday, according to Tasnim news agency, APA reports.
Amiri Street was cordoned off, and people were evacuated from the area due to safety concerns.
According to the governor of Abadan, the building was under construction, and the emergency services suggested there were residential units in the complex. However, the number of casualties remains unclear.