Jan 14, 2019, 11:58 PM
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President, speaker condole plane crash in Iran

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA – Iranian president and parliament speaker in separate messages sympathized with the families of plane crash victims.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message released on Monday offered condolences to the bereaved families of plane crash victims.

'I express my deepest sorrow for the sad event,' the president added.

In the meantime, the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condoled with the families of victims and wished immediate recovery for the injured.

Bodies of 15 passengers who were killed in a plane crash in Safadasht, Karaj province, in west of capital Monday morning have been transferred to the province's Forensic Medicine Center, Director of the Crisis Management Department of Iran's Forensic Medicine Organization Mehrdad Alibakhshi announced.

Alibakhshi said that out of 16 passengers, only one survived in the crash.

The plane that crashed in an Iranian airport Monday morning was carrying meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, said the Public Relation Office of the Iranian Army in a statement.

The plane which was a Boeing cargo 707 made an emergency landing in Fath Airport, in the province of Alborz west of capital, Tehran. It was on the runway when it hit a wall and caught fire.

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