Three Britons among 176 killed in Iran plane crash

Three Britons are among the 176 people who died when a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after take off from Iran’s main international airport, officials in Kiev have said.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians were on board. The airline said most passengers were in transit and due to connect to other flights on arrival.

Iranian state television said there were no survivors and Flight PS 752 came down due to what it described as “technical problems” after leaving Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran.

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