Alberta / Edmonton

Mayor Iveson heartbroken to hear death of Edmontonians in plane crash near Tehran; Premier Kenney extends deepest sympathies

Statement by Mayor Don Iveson on the plane crash in Iran

Mayor Don Iveson issued the following statement on the plane crash in Iran:

“I was heartbroken to hear this morning of the devastating news that many Canadians, including Edmontonians, have died in a fatal plane crash near Tehran, Iran.

While no words can erase the pain this crash has caused, I, on behalf of Edmontonians and your City Council, would like to offer the families and friends who have lost a loved one in this tragedy our deepest condolences. Edmonton is in mourning today — our community has suffered a terrible loss.

My thoughts are also with the other Canadians across the country affected by this tragedy.”

Iran plane crash: Statement from Premier Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney has issued the following statement on the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752:

“I am deeply saddened by the devastating news that 63 Canadians, including a large number of Albertans, were amongst the 176 passengers aboard Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 when it crashed earlier today near Tehran.

“On behalf of the Government of Alberta, I extend my deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers.

“Alberta has been enriched by a small but dynamic and highly educated Iranian community. This is a terrible day for them, and I am sure that all Albertans join with me in expressing our condolences to the entire community, which is affected by this disaster.

“I thank the Government of Canada for pressing for an investigation into this crash, and offering support to the victims’ families.”

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