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Mayor, 9 Others Detained After 11 People Got Killed When A Building Collapses In Iran

By 05/24/2022 2:10 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

A mayor and nine other suspects are now detained after being blamed for the collapse of a building in Southern Iran that killed 11 people and trapped many people on Monday.

According to reports, search and rescue are still ongoing at the moment after an under-construction 10-story tower at the Metropol Building collapsed.

Local officials are the collapse has already injured 39 people.

The local police, for its part, said they had already taken into custody Abadan Mayor Hossein Hamidpour.

Aso currently being detained are the building’s owner and its general contractor.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi offered his condolences to the victims and wants a speedy investigation on the matter.

Sources said Iran’s vice president in charge of economic affairs, Mohsen Razaei, and Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi had already visited the site.

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