National Newswatch

Ukraine’s foreign minister says 63 Canadians are among the dead after a Ukrainian International Airlines flight crashed near Iran’s capital, killing everyone aboard the airliner.

The passenger jet crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from Tehran’s main airport, turning farmland into fields of flaming debris.

Foreign Affairs Minister Vadym Prystaiko said Iranian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Afghan, British and German nationals were also aboard the plane. CBC News has reached out to Global Affairs Canada but has not heard back.

Ukraine International Airlines said in a statement that prelim

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