This photo shows the site of a ten-storey building collapse in Abadan, Iran. Reuters
A large section of the 10-storey Metropol building that was under construction in a busy street in the city of Abadan crashed to the ground on May 23, leading to one of the country's deadliest disasters in recent years.
"The total number of fatalities stands at 34 with the discovery of another body this morning," state news agency IRNA quoted the city's governor Ehsan Abbaspour as saying.
That leaves four people unaccounted for from the 38 authorities had previously said were missing in the collapse.
Iranians gather as rescue crews work at the site of a ten-storey building collapse in Abadan, Iran. Reuters
Over the past week, night-time protests have been held in Abadan and other cities in Khuzestan province to demand that those responsible be prosecuted and punished.
"Incompetent officials must be executed" was among the slogans chanted by protesters, Iran's Fars news agency reported.
At a memorial ceremony in Abadan late on Sunday, hundreds of hecklers drowned out a speech by a local member of the Assembly of Experts, the body that selects Iran's supreme leader.
Others poured onto a platform used by state television, knocking a camera to the ground, the Tasnim news agency reported.
According to the provincial judiciary, 13 people have been arrested in connection with the building collapse, including the mayor and two former mayors.
In January 2017, 22 people, including 16 firefighters, died in a blaze that engulfed the 15-storey Plasco shopping centre in the capital Tehran.
Gen. Reza Yousefi, commander of the air base in Tabriz, said the crashed jet had been used for training and suffered a technical problem on its final flight. "Pilots could not reach the runway,” he said, according to the report.
Videos posted on local media and social media showed cars caught in the rising waters of the Roodball river and carried away while parents tried to rescue their children from the vehicles.
Official sources now say a total of seven people have been killed since protests erupted on Saturday over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan who died last week after being arrested in Tehran for "unsuitable attire".
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