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German Chancellor offers condolences over Iran deadly air crash

Tehran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel extended condolences over a fatal air accident in central Iran.

In a message, Chancellor Merkel expressed her sincere condolences to President Hassan Rouhani over the plane crash in Iran, German Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor Berchtold said in a tweet on Wednesday.

An ATR passenger plane belonging to Aseman Airline crashed close to Semirom, south of Isfahan Province, on Sunday when it was flying from Tehran to Yassouj, southwestern Iran.

All 66 passengers and crew members on board the plane lost their lives in the incident.

Some 20 rescue teams have been stationed near the wreckage of the crashed plane to transport the dead bodies. It has been announced that 32 bodies have been spotted. The bodies will be transported to Yassouj, capital city of Kohkiloyeh-Boyer Ahmad Province for identification.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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