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    Truck Crashes into Russian Diplomatic Mission Building's Wall in Iran (Photo)

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    On Friday, a truck hit the wall of the Russian Embassy in Tehran. The Russian embassy confirmed the reports, stating that the incident didn't threaten the life or health of any employees.

    ​The driver of the concrete mixer was killed and five other people were injured.

    According to the preliminary version, the accident occurred due to the failure of the brakes of a loaded truck. 

    A source at the embassy said the life and health of the staff of the Russian Embassy in Tehran were not in danger.

    "We confirm the information. There are no victims among the embassy staff. The accident occurred at 4:40 a.m., local time," the embassy said.

    At the site of the damaged wall, the municipal authorities have erected a temporary shield, establishing an additional post for diplomatic police, the embassy added.

    ​Policemen, paramedics and firefighters are working at the scene.

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