Iran building collapse kills 19
Monday, June 30, 2008
The victims were all labourers living inside the building, which is reported to have been in a seriously unstable condition for a month, with occupants refusing to comply with evacuation requests. The early morning disaster in the Sa'adatabad district reduced the building to rubble in seconds.
The seven story building was described by The Canadian Press as 'dilapidated'.
Five people have been arrested, including the owner and contractors. Iranian state media promised that those responsible would be dealt with severely.
- "19 die as building collapses in Iran" — , June 30, 2008
- "Dilapidated, 7-storey building collapses in Tehran, 19 labourers killed" — , June 30, 2008