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BREAKING: Ukrainian Plane Carrying 180 Passengers Crashes In Iran

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Boeing 737 plane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, Iran early Wednesday.

Most passengers on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight died, said Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s Emegency Medical Services.

Emergency crews have been dispatched to the crash site but cannot assist because the area is currently ablaze, Koulivand said on IRINN, a state-run media outlet.

Flight-tracking service FlightRadar 24 said in a tweet that the jet had been in service for about three and half years.

ISNA reported the crash was due to technical difficulties.

No Survivors As Ukraine Releases Flight Manifest

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has announced the nationals of all passengers aboard the ill-fated flight.

He said the victims included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians (including all the crew), 10 Swedes, four Afghans and three each from Britain and Germany.

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