Iran plane crash: 63 Canadians and three Britons among 176 dead

Ukraine’s foreign minister says that Iranian, Canadian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Afghan, British and German nationals were killed in the Ukrainian plane crash just outside Tehran.

Foreign Minister Vadim Prystaiko said after Wednesday’s crash that there were 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians on board. The Ukrainian nationals included two passengers and nine crew members. He says there were also 10 Swedish nationals, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals.

Airline officials said most of the passengers were transiting through Kyiv to other destinations.

The Boeing 737 jet came down just three minutes after take-off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, sparking fresh alarm in the region just hours after Iran launched a missile attack on US bases in Iraq.

The unofficial list of nationalities were:

• Iran – 82

• Canada – 63

• Ukraine – 11

• Germany – 3

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