Five dead, at least 80 trapped under collapsed building in Iran's Abadan

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Five dead, at least 80 trapped under collapsed building in Iran's Abadan
Reports on social media say that up to 80 people might be missing in the completely destroyed and collapsed area of the building.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: MAY 23, 2022

A building collapsed in Abadan in southwest Iran on Monday, causing numerous deaths and injuries. The 10-story building was a combination of commercial and residential buildings in the city’s Tehlenci Emiri district, according to the Turkish Anadolu news agency.

The building is known to be part of the Metropol complex on Amiri Street. Tasnim News in Iran said that by late afternoon at least three people had been pronounced dead, but there were many missing and injured. Angry residents reportedly stormed the municipality, blaming faulty construction for the collapse. Numerous rescue services from the area have responded and are looking for unaccounted people.

Reports on social media say that up to 80 people might be missing in the completely destroyed and collapsed area of the building. Locals also say that authorities sent anti-riot police to the area, leaving locals angry that instead of ambulances, the authorities first sought to control the people’s anger.

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