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Firefighters Battle Blaze in Tehran High Rise

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A high-rise building in Iran's capital Tehran collapsed Thursday after being engulfed by flames, killing or injuring dozens of people.

At least 20 firefighters are missing or dead following the collapse, Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf told state television.

The fire broke out at the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital's sprawling bazaar.

Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before the collapse.Police tried to...

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