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Cargo plane crashes in Iran, 10 crew killed

 International Desk

 Published: 12:49 PM, 14 January 2019   Updated: 12:49 PM, 14 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

A cargo plane with 10 people onboard crashed into a residential complex near Iran’s Fath airport, west of the capital, Tehran, state TV reported on Monday.

“The plane was a cargo Boeing 707 that overshot the runway during its landing,” Iran’s aviation organisation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told state broadcaster IRIB. 

Iranian state television showed pictures of a plume of smoke rising from the crash site. Some reports on Iranian media said 10 people were on board and that they were killed.

The TV said rescue teams had been sent to the area, between the airports of Fath and Payam.

“We do not know yet whether it was an Iranian or foreign cargo plane,” a local official told TV.