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Crashed Ukraine Plane Had 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians On Board: Minister

The Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 passengers crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, killing all on board, officials in Iran said.

Crashed Ukraine Plane Had 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians On Board: Minister
Debris from the Ukrainian plane that crashed outside Tehran, Iran. | AP Photo
Crashed Ukraine Plane Had 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians On Board: Minister
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2020-01-08T14:20:23+05:30

The Ukrainian plane that crashed outside Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing all on board, was carrying 82 Iranian and 63 Canadian nationals, a Ukrainian minister said.

The Boeing 737 was also carrying 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three Britons, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko wrote on Twitter.

The Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 passengers crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, killing all on board, officials in Iran said.

The Boeing 737 had departed Imam Khomeini International Airport before dawn bound for the Ukrainian capital Kiev, semi-official news agency ISNA said.

It slammed into farmland at Khalaj Abad, in Shahriar county, about 45 kilometres northwest of the airport, according to reports on state media.

(With inputs from AFP)

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