4 die in subway tunnel collapse in Tehran

Tehran, Sep 8 (IANS) Four workers died in a subway tunnel collapse in Iran’s capital Tehran on Wednesday, official IRNA news agency reported early on Thursday.

Three Iranians and one Afghani citizen are among the dead workers who were busy doing construction activities in Kianshahr metro station in the capital, Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying.

In the accident that took place at 17.45 local time (1515 GMT), six other workers were injured, Morteza Moradipoor, deputy of Rescue Operation of Tehran’s Red Crescent Society, told semi-official ISNA news agency.

The cause of the accident is unknown so far; but the investigations are underway and the results will be announced soon, according to the news reports.

–IANS

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