Plasco Building


  • For dedicated firefighters who give up their lives to save ours 2019-09-29 19:38

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    For dedicated firefighters who give up their lives to save ours

    TEHRAN – Iran marks the National Firefighters’ Day on September 29 to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those who give up their lives in the line of duty. This occasion is an opportunity to pay tribute to members of the fire and rescue service who are devoted to protect the public.

  • 2nd anniversary of Plasco building fallen firefighters marked  2019-01-18 23:30

    2nd anniversary of Plasco building fallen firefighters marked 

    TEHRAN — The second death anniversary of the firefighters who were killed in Plasco building collapse was held in Tehran on Friday. 

  • A fireman searching through the debris of the Plasco building (Photo by Majid Asgaripour/Tehran Times) 2018-09-29 17:29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    National firefighter day: time to show gratitude

    TEHRAN — September 29, is the national firefighter day in Iran and is a chance to pay homage to the firemen who devote their lives to the protection of life and property.

  • ‘14 public, private bodies responsible for Plasco tragedy’ 2018-02-06 11:02

    ‘14 public, private bodies responsible for Plasco tragedy’

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s prosecutor general said on Monday that 14 public and private bodies were found responsible for the collapse of Plasco building more than a year ago.

  • Plasco building 2018-01-10 09:19

    Plasco tragedy one year on: Groundbreaking set for new building

    TEHRAN – Construction of a new building at the site of Plasco, an iconic shopping center in downtown Tehran which erupted in fire and collapsed last winter, will get underway in the next few weeks.

  • Report on collapse of Plasco building released 2017-04-08 20:57

    Report on collapse of Plasco building released

    TEHRAN – The government officially issued a report on the collapse of the Plasco building in central Tehran, holding several departments and state entities responsible for the tragic incident which resulted in the death of 16 firemen.

  • تخلیه پلاسکو 2017-03-27 02:00

    By Negar Asadi

    Iran in the year 1395 

    Iran witnessed bitter and pleasant events during the Persian calendar year 1395 which ends on March 20. Following is an outline of the most important events:

  • Plasco shopkeepers relocated 2017-02-24 17:31

    Plasco shopkeepers relocated

    Hundreds of shopkeepers who lost their businesses during a massive blaze in a shopping center in downtown Tehran have been relocated as an immediate solution to help them resume activities. The mission to put out the fire that engulfed the iconic Plasco building in central Tehran in January ended in the sudden collapse of the high-rise structure and the deaths of more than 20 firefighters. The towering inferno of death and destruction shocked and saddened Iranians around the world. Tehran Times/ Majid Haghdoust

  • Charity market in Tokyo for Plasco firefighters 2017-02-01 18:48

    Iran’s embassy hosts charity event in memory of firefighters

    A charity market was held in Iran’s embassy in Tokyo in memory of the firefighters who lost their lives in Tehran’s Plasco building collapse on January 19.

  • Leader holds commemoration ceremony for Hujattul-Islam Rafsanjani 2017-01-31 10:13

    Leader praises valor of fallen firefighters

    TEHRAN – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution issued a message on Sunday eulogizing the glorious and heart-wrenching sacrifice of faithful and devoted firefighters who were involved in putting out the fire before and after the collapse of the Plasco high-rise in downtown Tehran.

  • مراسم تشییع پیکر شهدای آتش نشان 2017-01-30 18:11

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Massive funeral for hero firemen

    TEHRAN — The sixteen firefighters who had lost their lives eleven days ago in the Plasco building disaster were gloriously laid to rest on Monday.

  • Impressive funeral held to pay tribute to hero firemen   2017-01-30 15:54

    Impressive funeral held to pay tribute to hero firemen  

    TEHRAN- On Monday Jan. 30, people from all walks of life and in large crowds attended a funeral ceremony at Tehran's Grand Musalla, to pay tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives while trying to save other people’s lives in Plasco building fire incident on January 19. Tehran Times / Mehran Riazi, Majid Haghdoust, Mohammad Moheimany, Mohammad Mohsenifar  

  • حسن روحانی رئیس جمهوری 2017-01-29 20:32

    Rouhani orders probe into Plasco collapse, appoints task force

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday commissioned a 10-member task force with probing into the collapse of the Plasco building, an iconic high-rise in downtown Tehran. 

  • Plasco site a week after 2017-01-29 18:14

    Tehran to hold funeral for fallen firemen on Monday 

    TEHRAN – A funeral procession will be held in Tehran on Monday for the firefighters who lost their lives in a massive fire and subsequent collapse of the Plasco building on January 19, the governor of Tehran announced.

  • عملیات امداد و نجات ساختمان پلاسکو -۲۱ 2017-01-27 18:38

    Plasco final scene: Bodies of hero firemen recovered

    TEHRAN – Nine days of untiring rescue mission came to an end on Friday evening as the last body of the 15 trapped firefighters was found by the rescue team.

  • حامد حدادی - تیم ملی بسکتبال 2017-01-27 13:40

    Hamed Haddadi extends condolence over Plasco building

    Iran international basketball and Sichuan center Hamed Haddadi has sympathized with families of Plasco victims.

  • plasco 2017-01-26 18:33

    Police: Nothing found to indicate human will behind Plasco fire

    TEHRAN – The Iranian police has announced it has found nothing to indicate that a fire that burned down the Plasco building in downtown Tehran had been set off deliberately.

  • Farhadi 2017-01-25 18:19

    Farhadi: Plasco tragedy ruins joy of Oscar nomination for “Salesman” 

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has said that he cannot feel happy over winning a nomination for his acclaimed drama “The Salesman” at the Academy Awards while his country is drowning in grief over the death of a number of Iranian firefighters in Tehran’s Plasco Building collapse.

  • grand bazaar in Tehran 2017-01-25 18:06

    Taskforce to examine safety of Tehran historical sites following Plasco tragedy

    TEHRAN – A taskforce has been formed to examine safety standards of the grand bazaar and other historical sites in Tehran following to the collapse of Plasco building after a massive blaze on Jan. 19, Khabaronline reported.

  • Plasco site a week after 2017-01-25 17:02

    Plasco site a week after

    In a matter of seven days, a mountain of rubble, some 11,000 tons, has been removed from the site of Plasco building collapse in Tehran. Also, bodies of 13 of those trapped under the rubble have been reportedly found with rescue operation underway for seven more. Tehran Times/ Majid Asgaripour

  • Plasco building rescue operation 2017-01-24 18:50

    Plasco tragedy - Day 6: 11,000 tons of debris removed, 6 bodies discovered

    TEHRAN — After six days of continuous rescue operation following to the inferno in Plasco building some 11,000 tons of debris have been removed and six bodies found so far.

  • سیامند رحمان 2017-01-24 14:57

    Siamand Rahman sympathizes with families of Iranian firefighters

    Siamand Rahman, strongest Paralympian ever, sympathized with families of Plasco victims.

  • aref 2017-01-23 20:00

    Special parliamentary committee to investigate Plasco incident 

    TEHRAN – A special committee of parliamentarians from the Tehran constituency will investigate the collapse of the 17th-story Plasco building in a huge inferno on January 19, top MP Mohammad Reza Aref said on Monday.

  • Majlis urges government to counteract anti-Iran move 2017-01-23 11:47

    Plasco disaster prevails Majlis sessions

    TEHRAN – Tehran representatives in the Majlis sat down on Sunday to discuss the recent disaster at the Plasco building.

  • zarif 2017-01-22 19:38

    Zarif thanks countries for sympathizing with Iran over Plasco incident 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian foreign minister has expressed thanks to all the countries that expressed sympathy with the Islamic Republic over the collapse of the Plasco building in downtown Tehran on Thursday that led to the deaths of a number of firefighters.

  • Plasco still in smoke with bodies trapped in it 2017-01-22 18:33

    By Marjan Golpira

    Plasco still in smoke with bodies trapped

    TEHRAN - Just three days after the collapse of one of the most iconic buildings in Tehran, Plasco, smoke is still rising from the building and filling the air in the downtown area of the city.

  • 02br1 mehr alavi70.jpg 2017-01-21 20:54

    Intelligence minister: No report of sabotage at Plasco

    TEHRAN – Iran’s minister of intelligence has said that the ministry has not received any reports that the recent conflagration in Plasco building, which was burnt down on Thursday, was caused by sabotage.

  • نیم افراشته 2017-01-21 20:53

    Flags at half-mast after deadly Tehran building collapse 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry ordered flags to be flown at half-mast at all Iranian embassies after a building engulfed by massive blaze collapsed in downtown Tehran on Thursday. 

  • firefighters 2017-01-21 18:31

    Fajr theater festival offers sympathy to Plasco victims’ colleagues

    TEHRAN – The organizers of the 35th Fajr International Theater Festival paid a visit to Fire Station 46 in Tehran on Friday night, expressing their sympathy to the firefighters who lost two of their colleagues in the collapse of the Plasco Building. 

  • Plasco rescue operation 2017-01-21 18:17

    Govt. pledges support for Plasco victims

    TEHRAN — Three days after Plasco building’s deadly collapse in Tehran the government has pledged to provide support for families who either lost their loved ones or their jobs and money in the incident.