May 24, 2022 09:43 UTC
  •  Death toll rises to 10 in building collapse in southwest Iran's Abadan

The death toll from a building collapse in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan has risen to 10, officials said on Tuesday, with 10 people detained for investigations into the incident.

According to Press TV, the 10-story Metropol commercial building, located in the city of Abadan, partially collapsed at around noon on Monday. The structure was under construction, according to local officials.

Vahid Shabani, the managing director of the Red Crescent Society in Khuzestan, said three new bodies had been recovered from the first floor of the collapsed building on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 10, while efforts were underway to recover others missing. 

The death toll on Monday evening was 5 with at least 25 others injured. The state television said at least 80 people were trapped under the rubble.

Shabani noted that search and rescue operations “have been ongoing since yesterday”.

The 10-story Metropol commercial building, located in the city of Abadan, partially collapsed at around noon on Monday. The structure was under construction, according to local officials.

Vahid Shabani, the managing director of the Red Crescent Society in Khuzestan, said three new bodies had been recovered from the first floor of the collapsed building on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 10, while efforts were underway to recover others missing. 

The death toll on Monday evening was 5 with at least 25 others injured. The state television said at least 80 people were trapped under the rubble.

Shabani noted that search and rescue operations “have been ongoing since yesterday”.

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