19/01/2017 9:43 PM AEDT | Updated 19/01/2017 10:09 PM AEDT

Dozens Injured When Blazing High-Rises Collapses In Tehran

“It was like a horror movie. The building collapsed in front of me.”

(Reuters) - At least 75 people, including 45 firefighters, were injured when a blazing high-rise commercial building in downtown Tehran collapsed, Iranian state television reported on Thursday.

One witness described the 17-storey tower’s collapse as like a “scene from a horror movie”.

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The Plasco building, one of the oldest in Tehran, caught fire on Thursday. Dozens of people were injured.

“At least 45 firefighters are among the injured ones. All of the injured people were sent to hospitals. Most of them have been discharged,” state TV reported.