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Tehran Mosque Fire !!

Postby Amirza » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:54 am

36 dead - 100's injured !! many children.
Anyone knows anything about this ?
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Postby Liberator » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:07 pm

Dozens killed in Iranian mosque fire
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/02...e.ap/index.html


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- At least 35 worshippers were killed and more than 200 others injured when a fire broke out at a mosque in central Tehran, state-run television reported late Monday.

The fire, sparked by a malfunctioning power circuit, started as hundreds of worshippers were performing evening prayers in the Arg Mosque, the television report said.

The official Islamic Republic News Agency said a long sheet of cloth segregating men from women caught fire and then quickly spread throughout the mosque.

The dead included 20 men and 15 women, the television said.

Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire and police have cordoned off the area.

The mosque is close to the historic Golestan Palace where Reza Khan was crowned as Reza Shah Pahlavi in the 1920s and the huge Tehran bazaar, the heart of business in the capital.


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Lets suppose this was an attack by Iranian Resistance Forces.
IRI facilities/installations are legitimate targets be they mosques or government buildings. I would recommend that Iranians stay away from legitimate IRI targets.



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Postby Liberator » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:30 pm

Several killed or injured in Tehran's Arg Mosque fire
SMCCDI (Information Service)
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http://www.daneshjoo.org/publishers/cur ... 1045.shtml


A fire, at Tehran's historic Arg Mosque, has killed several worshippers and injured tens of others. According to official reports over 235 individual have died or have been injured in what has been declared as an accident sparkled by electrical malfunction.

The fire started around 18:15 Iran's local time. The official Islamic Republic News Agency has added that a long sheet of cloth segregating men from women caught fire and spread quickly throughout the mosque.

Some affiliates of the Islamic regime and officials' family members were at the Mosque when the suspicious fire broke out.
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Postby Liberator » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:33 pm

UPDATED CNN story:



TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Fire broke out at a mosque in central Tehran during Monday evening prayers, killing at least 59 worshippers and injuring more than 250 others, according to the official news agency.

The fire at the Arg Mosque was sparked by an electrical malfunction, according to the report.

Hundreds of worshippers had gathered for evening prayers when the blaze began.

Tehran Police Chief Brigadier General Morteza Talaie was quoted by the official Islamic Republic News Agency as saying the death toll rose to 59 from the earlier report of 25 deaths.

IRNA quoted rescue workers as saying more than 250 people were injured in the fire.

The mosque walls were charred, carpets were burned and religious books, including the Quran, were destroyed. After the fire, burned shoes and women's black chadors left behind by fleeing worshippers were scattered in the mosque yard.

The injured, some of them in critical condition, were taken to nearby hospitals. Relatives gathered outside to await news of their loved ones.

"My brother has been seriously injured. What a calamity," said Masoumeh Ebrahimi, wiping her tears with a corner of her chador, a head-to-toe covering.

Reza Pourbaradaran, a district resident, complained that firefighters arrived too late.

"Firefighters arrived one hour after the fire broke and when serious damage had been done," he said.

The television said firefighters extinguished the fire an hour after it started.

Workers were seen late in the evening cleaning the debris and wiping away the black smoke marks from the entrance.

The mosque is close to the historic Golestan Palace where Reza Khan was crowned as Reza Shah Pahlavi in the 1920s and the huge Tehran bazaar, the heart of business in the capital.



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:firedvl: Looks like Ahreeman paid a visit :firedvl:
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Postby Liberator » Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:46 pm

Reports said a woman caught on fire and tried running outside. It's funny but this SHIITE woman (yes SHIITE not Iranian, the same goes for Ayatollah Ebadi) probably never even thought of throwing away the CHADOR (TENT) she was wearing!!!

Also interesting is how the report also mentions the TAAZINAMEH burnt away. As my friend on Payvand forum (Alefbe) used to say I sure can't wait for that day when the "holy" TAAZINAMEH will be set on fire by Iranians on chaharshanbe-soori.



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