Hamas Leader condoles President Rouhani on plane crash


Hamas’ Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh in a message on Wednesday condoled President Hassan Rouhani on death of passengers aboard an ATR plane that crashed in central Iran.

The message read, “We grieved deeply to hear crash of the plane and death of all passengers and crew members on board.”

He also expressed condolences to the Iranian nation and families of the victims.

Haniyeh wished for God’s blessing for the dead and patience for the bereaved families.

An ATR passenger plane belonging to Aseman Airline crashed close to Semirom, south of Isfahan Province, on Sunday when it was flying from Tehran to Yasouj, southwestern Iran.

All 66 passengers and crew members aboard the plane lost their lives in the incident.

Some 20 rescue teams have been stationed near the wreckage of the crashed plane for transport of the dead bodies. It has been announced that 32 bodies have been spotted. The bodies will be transported to Yasouj, capital city of Kohkiloyeh-Boyer Ahmad Province for identification.

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