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Firefighters try to put out fire in a blazing high-rise building in Tehran, Iran January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Foad Ashtari/Tasnim News Agency


ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian officials said on Friday that 25 people were still unaccounted for after the collapse of a 17-storey commercial building in Tehran on Thursday, in addition to 20 firefighters who were killed in the disaster, state TV reported.

"Police have received missing reports of 25 people. We urge people to report if any of their family members that worked in the Plasco building is missing," a police official told the broadcaster.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)