Horrific blaze in Alborz tunnel caused 3 deaths

A horrific blaze in Alborz tunnel on Tehran- Shomal freeway, linking the Iranian capital to the north of the country, have the tunnel collapsed, killing at least three constructions workers and injuring others.

Iran (IMNA) - The blaze took place on Tuesday at 8:58 am (local time) at the tunnel located near Siahbisheh before Zanguleh Bridge.

The emergency teams and ambulances were immediately dispatched to the scene, and all nearby hospitals were told to be on standby, according to Iranian emergency officials.

An official in charge of construction and development of the freeway said the compression of the methane gas in the Alborz Tunnel resulted in a blaze on the northern side of the tunnel.

Eight workers were also wounded in the fire. They have all been brought out of the tunnel. Five of the wounded show 60 to 100-percent burn injuries.

Rescue and relief teams are still checking the scene to see if any other people are stranded.

Source: IFP

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