An image from a video reportedly shows flames and thick smoke rising from the Evin prison in the northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran. Photo: UGC/AFP
An image from a video reportedly shows flames and thick smoke rising from the Evin prison in the northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran. Photo: UGC/AFP
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4 dead, 61 injured in fire at Iran’s Evin prison amid Mahsa Amini protests

  • Prison workshop had been set on fire ‘after a fight among a number of prisoners convicted of financial crimes and theft’, authorities say
  • Four of those injured in were in critical condition and those killed had died of smoke inhalation, according to state media

An image from a video reportedly shows flames and thick smoke rising from the Evin prison in the northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran. Photo: UGC/AFP
An image from a video reportedly shows flames and thick smoke rising from the Evin prison in the northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran. Photo: UGC/AFP
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