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Kin of plane crash victims visit Afghan Embassy in Iran

Kin of plane crash victims visit Afghan Embassy in Iran

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12 Jan 2020 - 17:30
Kin of plane crash victims visit Afghan Embassy in Iran
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12 Jan 2020 - 17:30

KABUL Embassy in Tehran.

Iran has acknowledged its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 on board including 10 Afghans.

The Ukrainian airliner burst into flames shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday.

An initial report blamed the crash on engine failure. But the Iranian state TV announced the plane was mistakenly shot down.

The Afghan foreign ministry says Canada has teamed a joint group from Afghanistan, Sweden and Ukraine to collect information about the plane crash and share it with the Iranian government and families of the victims.

Gran Hiwad, MoFA spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Afghan Embassy in Iran had tasked a team with collecting information about the incident.

All member countries emphasized on transparent investigation about the causes of plane crash so families of the victims provided with information they need, he said.

He said they also agreed to talk with other international allies for providing accurate information to victims’ families in the next few days.

Three families of Afghan victims from Iran and two from Europe visited Afghanistan Embassy for receiving corpses of their beloved ones, he said.

The blood sample of the three Afghan victims has been taken for identifying the corpses that belong to them in Iran, he said.

Mds/ma

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