Passengers and crew of a Ukrainian plane crashed at Tehran Airport were killed, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
“The passengers and flight crew are deceased,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s consular service said in a statement on Facebook.
Citizens of seven countries died in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 in Tehran, the death toll reached 176 people, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko said on Twitter.
“Now we know the following information about the countries of origin of the victims of the PS 752 [flight] disaster: Iran – 82; Canada – 63; Ukraine – 2 + 9 (crew); Sweden – 10; Afghanistan – 4; Germany – 3; United Kingdom – 3. We express our condolences. The Ukrainian authorities are continuing the investigation,” he wrote.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Aleksey Goncharuk said that “work to establish the causes of the tragedy has already been organized.” According to him, the Ukrainian consul is working at the scene, an operational crisis group has been created.
Earlier on Wednesday, reports appeared that the Boeing-737 of Ukraine International Airlines crashed after taking off from Tehran Airport due to a technical malfunction. According to preliminary data, all people on board died.
Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of Iran’s Red Crescent Society Morteza Salimi that there were zero chances of finding survivors at the crash scene.
“There are no chances that passengers have survived,” Iranian news agency ISNA cited Salimi as saying.