Dozens of Canadians dead in Iranian jet disaster; 30 Edmonton residents killed


Iranian authorities say 63 Canadians are dead after a Ukrainian airlines 737 blew up shortly after takeoff in Tehran.

The jet, Flight PS752 to Kiev, crashed into a farmer's field Wednesday morning killing all 176 people on board, including the Canadians.

A sombre Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a Wednesday afternoon press conference that 138 people on the plane were headed to Canada, including the 63 citizens.

Postmedia reported that 30 of the dead came from Edmonton alone.

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