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Egypt offers condolences over Ukraine plane crash

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Jan 2020
Ukrainian Plane
Rescue teams recover debris from a field after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on Jan. 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. (Photo:AFP)
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The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy for the victims of the Ukrainian plane, which crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport.

The ministry said Egypt supports the government and people of Ukraine in such circumstances. 

All 176 people on board were killed in the crash, while the cause has been so far officially unannounced.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced sending a group of Ukrainian experts to Iran to assist in the investigation.

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