A fire broke out at the Avin Prison in Tehran on Saturday evening. Flames and plumes of smoke could be seen from afar. The fire was brought under control after several hours of effort.
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Iran the capital of Tehran Eight people were killed in a massive fire in K Avin Jail. Two days after the incident of fire, now a big disclosure has been made in satellite pictures. According to these photographs, one of the two largest buildings built in the complex has suffered a lot due to the fire. A report by the Associated Press, quoted by Planet Labs PBC, said these satellite images showed the destruction caused by a fire in a large building on the northern side of Evin Prison.
Meanwhile, Iran’s judiciary news agency Mizan, while giving information about the change in the death toll, said that some prisoners injured in the incident on Saturday night died during treatment. All the prisoners who lost their lives were arrested for theft. The news agency described the incident as a fight between the prisoners. However, he did not present any evidence in this regard.
Fire broke out in Avin Jail on Saturday
The semi-official news agency Fars also reported the increase in the death toll and said that six prisoners were still hospitalized. A fire broke out at the Avin Prison in Tehran on Saturday evening. Flames and plumes of smoke could be seen from afar. The fire was brought under control after several hours of effort. Shots of gunshots and explosives can also be heard in videos that have circulated online of the incident.
Meanwhile, protests have been going on across the country for the last five weeks after the death of a 22-year-old girl named Mehsa Amini in police custody. Amini was caught by the police acting in the name of morality for allegedly not wearing the hijab properly and died in custody.
Iran’s government has consistently claimed that Amini was not abused, while her family claims her body was marked with bruises and beatings. EU foreign ministers are considering imposing sanctions on 11 Iranian officials and four Iranian entities over their suspected role in crackdowns on protests.
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