Iran sympathizes with victims of Algeria air crash

April 12, 2018 - 10:38

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry has extended condolences to the Algerian government over the deadly crash of an Algerian military plane in that country's Blida Province, IRNA reported.

In his message released on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi sympathized with the Algerian government and people, especially the bereaved families.

The plane which was a Russian-built Ilyushin Il-76 had 200-220 military forces on board. Based on the preliminary reports, the accident claimed the lives of 105 people. There was no immediate report on the reason behind the accident.

MH/PA

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