Firefighters incite in nation ‘admiration, sorrow’

TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani’s message on Plasco event has said firefighters epic conduct during rescue operations garnered admiration and sorrow at the same time.

Mr. Rouhani’s message also offered condolences to the families of victims during Plasco building collapse after fire consumed parts of the building on Thursday morning; “firefighters had acted extraordinarily in an epic setting to save their fellow compatriots; their response to call of the duty incites national admiration as well as sorrow for their sad end; I express gratitude for all firefighting staff, paramedics, police and other military units acting on the site to handle the situation, and equally sympathize with the families of victims of the event in their grieving in the loss of their loved ones,” the statement said.

The message also called for collective action to pray for the soul of the victims on the night of the event to pay tribute to all those killed and missing.

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