A high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, January 20th killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets. Some reports states casualties were as high as 50 firefighters.
Firefighters began battling the blaze around 8 a.m., about 3½ hours before the collapse. The fire appeared to be the most intense on the upper floors. The building came down in seconds, while reporters were on the air national television. One side collapsed first, tumbling perilously close to a firefighter perched on a ladder and spraying water on the blaze.
Firefighting is not a high paying job in Iran and the salary of most of firefighter is just enough for them to survive.
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