Iran Sympathizes with Tanzania over Plane Crash

Iran Sympathizes with Tanzania over Plane Crash

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry offered his condolences to Tanzania over a fatal plane crash in the East African country.

Nasser Kanaani on Monday offered condolences to the Tanzanian government and people over the tragic accident.

The plane crashed Sunday morning into Lake Victoria as it approached an airport in Tanzania, killing 19 people on board. A senior policeman said it was raining when the aircraft plunged into the water.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa raised the death toll up from the three dead announced previously. Local authorities said earlier Sunday that 26 of the 43 people on the Precision Air flight from the coastal city of Dar es Salaam were rescued and taken to a hospital.

Photos showed the plane, which was headed to Bukoba Airport, mostly submerged in the lake. Precision Air is a Tanzanian airline company.

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