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Oldest Iranian high-rise collapses in fire

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An Iranian firefighter in tears as the iconic Plasco building collapses after a fire with at least 30 of his fellow officers trapped in the rubble.

Some 70 firefighters were injured and 23 hospitalised as they rushed to evacuate the building, which had been on fire for around four hours before it crumbled.

The 15-storey building in Tehran is Iran's oldest high-rise.