Middle East

Search teams find 4 more bodies in Tehran building collapse

  • Iranian firefighters remove the debris of the Plasco building which collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Saturday, three days after the historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian firefighters remove the debris of the Plasco building which collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Saturday, three days after the historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian firefighters remove debris of the Plasco building which collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Saturday, three days after the historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian firefighters remove debris of the Plasco building which collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Saturday, three days after the historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian firefighters remove the debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by fire and collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Saturday, three days after a historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian firefighters remove the debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by fire and collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Saturday, three days after a historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's official news agency says search teams have found four more bodies of victims from last week's deadly building collapse in Tehran.

IRNA's report on Monday quotes Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the fire department, as saying the four bodies do not belong to any of the firefighters still missing and believed buried under the rubble.

So far, only six bodies have been retrieved. One injured firefighter died in hospital a day after Thursday's collapse.

Authorities have yet to offer definitive casualty figures.

Iran's state-run Press TV initially reported that 30 firefighters had been killed, without elaborating. Later, authorities said more than 20 firefighters had been killed.

The building collapsed after it was engulfed in a fire, the worst in Tehran since a 2005 blaze at a historic mosque killed 59.