Evin prison fire: Four inmates killed in blaze and 61 injured say Iranian authorities
According to the report, the four prisoners died due to smoke inhalation caused by the fire and 61 others were injured, with 51 of these treated on an outpatient basis, IRNA added.
Pro regime media platform claims to fire has been completely put out and there’s nothing going on pic.twitter.com/3TsCdSYsuB— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) October 15, 2022
A fire broke out on Saturday at Iran's notorious Evin prison. In the hills near Tehran, the prison is known for detaining political activists and dissents.
Iranian authorities said on Sunday that the situation was "under control". They blamed "clashes" between inmates for causing the blaze.
Protests have swept across Iran for the last month following the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. These demonstrations have morphed into a direct challenge against the Islamic Republic.