Death toll reaches 10 in building collapse in southwest Iran

Iranian media say the death toll from the collapse of a commercial building still under construction in southwestern Iran has reached 10, after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble in the city of Abadan

TEHRAN, Iran — The death toll from the collapse of a commercial building still under construction in southwestern Iran reached 10 on Tuesday, after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble in the city of Abadan, Iranian media reported.

Dozens were trapped when the 10-story Metropol building toppled on Monday, burying shops and even some cars in the surrounding streets. Initially, five were reported killed but the death toll doubled a day later. At least 39 people were injured, most of them lightly.