More victims of Ukraine plane crash in Iran identified

Identities of 100 people that were killed inthe Ukraine International Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 plane crash near Parand city in Iran’s Tehran province Jan. 8 have been established, reports referring to Iranian Medical Examination Organization.

The work on identification is underway in the medical examination laboratories in Tehran, according to the report.

Out of 176 people killed in the plane crash, 147 were Iranian citizens and the rest were foreign nationals, the report said.

So far, 30 bodies have been handed over to their families.

The Ukraine International Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 crashed in Tehran province on Jan. 8, killing all 176 people on board.

Iran’s Armed Forces General Staff issued a statement on Jan. 11 saying that the aircraft was shot down by the Iranian Air Defense System.