FALL GUY: Revenge Gunmen Assassinate Brother Of Tycoon Whose Collapsed Building Killed 41
The brother of the owner of an apartment block where 41 died when it collapsed has been gunned down in an apparent revenge attack.
Majid Abdolbaghi was cut down as he parked his car in a garage in Abadan, Khuzestan Province, Iran, on Saturday, 23rd July.
His property-tycoon brother Hossein Abdolbaghi part-owned the Metropol building – also in Abadan – which collapsed on 23rd May.
Grim CCTV video footage of the execution-style shooting shows a white saloon car pulling up seconds after the victim turns into the property.
As one gunman blasts away with a handgun from a front seat, another gets out of the back and fires what looks like a machine pistol.
Local media reported that Majid Abdolbaghi later died in hospital from multiple gunshot wounds.
At the time of reporting, the suspects remained unidentified and at large.
Hossein’s fate is unclear.
Some reports said he had been arrested following the building collapse, while others said he had fled the country.
Tightly-controlled Iranian state media reported that he had died in the disaster.
Following the tragedy, the Iranian authorities arrested 11 suspects, including the mayor of the city.
The collapse triggered street demonstrations against shoddy construction projects due to alleged government negligence and corruption.