Imam Khamenei expresses condolences over plane crash

Imam Khamenei expresses condolences over plane crash

In the message, the Supreme Leader prayed for the souls of the victims and also sympathized with the bereaved families.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message on Sunday expressed condolences over deadly plane crash claiming lives of passengers as well as crews on board.

In the message, the Supreme Leader prayed for the souls of the victims and also sympathized with the bereaved families.

The Supreme Leader also ordered related officials to spare no efforts to properly administer the incident.

An Iranian passenger plane which crashed this morning had hit Dena Mountains, Iran Emergency Center announced.

The plane had 66 people on board including 60 passengers, 2 flight attendants and pilots and 2 security forces, Iran Emergency Center spokesmen Mojtaba Khaledi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

The Asseman Airlines' passenger plane crashed in the Kohangan Village near the Padena region, 120 Km from Semirom in Isfahan Province, Shahrokh Konari, Governor of the Kohgiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad Province earlier told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Meanwhile, Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of Iran's Red Crescent Society Morteza Salimi said 20 operational teams from three provinces have been dispatched to the site.

The rescue helicopters are on alert but bad weather conditions is hampering the rescue operation, he added.

The ATR plane is a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flights.



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