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At least 29 people have already fallen victim to the collapse of a new shopping center in southwestern Iran, BTA reported, citing Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Wahidi.

The ten-storey building of the Metropol mall collapsed on Monday in Abadan.

According to critics of the authorities, the construction did not meet the standards due to efforts to save on the cost of materials.

Among the victims of the tragedy is the owner of the building.

Police scattered people gathered at a collapsed building in Iran

The collapse sparked a protest in the area of ​​the collapsed building.

Footage of him appeared on social media.

Police had to use tear gas and fire warning shots to control the protest.


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