According to Iranian media, eight people were killed in a fire during a birthday party in the country, including four children.

The incident occurred late Tuesday, June the 14th, in a restaurant in the city of Andisheh, according to the official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran-IRNA.

The city of Andisheh is located on the outskirts of Tehran and the fire was caused by the ignition of a balloon containing helium gas (He).

The report was confirmed by a spokesman for Iran’s emergency medical service, who said the fire was caused by a helium-filled balloon.

The event resulted in the deaths of eight people, including four children, three women, and a man, according to the director of the Red Crescent in Tehran.

The birthday party was hosted in the basement of this restaurant, which has all of its walls made of flammable material, according to the public prosecutor of Tehran’s Shahriar city.

According to him, following the fire, the guests rushed to the far end of the kitchen, where they suffocated due to a lack of air, and eight people died as a result of suffocation.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).