TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad condoled with Iranian nation and government over the martyrdom of firefighters after the huge fire at and collapse of Plasco commercial building in Tehran.

In his message on Friday to his Iranian counterpart President Rouhani, Bashar al-Assad expressed sorrow over the incident and condoled with the families of victims, Iranian nation and government.

“I am praying to God Almighty to grant His Mercy on the deceased and grant the injured speed recovery,” he noted in his message.

At least 20 firefighters have been martyred after a major commercial building in Iran’s capital, Tehran, collapsed following a huge fire.

Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before the building fell. More than 200 people injured in the fire were transferred to medical facilities.