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An Iranian Plane Has Crashed And All 65 People On Board Died

An Iranian Plane Has Crashed And All 65 People On Board Died

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An Aseman Airlines plane takes off with an Iran Air aircraft in the foreground at Tehran airport. Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters A passenger plane crashed in the mountains in central Iran on Sunday, and all 65 passengers and crew members on board were killed, the airplane company told state press.The plane, a 20-year-old ATR-72 flown by Iran's Aseman Airlines, left Tehran at around 5 a.m. local time and was en route to Yasuj when it disappeared from radar. Though initial reports stated that 66 people had been killed in the crash, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported Sunday night that one person did not make the flight.Those on board included 59 passengers and six crew members, according to IRNA reports. The passengers included one child, according to t...
They Survived Mexico's Earthquake, Only To Die When A Helicopter Crashed Into Them

They Survived Mexico's Earthquake, Only To Die When A Helicopter Crashed Into Them

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Patricia Castellanos / AFP / Getty Images A helicopter trying to assess damage from Friday's earthquake in Oaxaca state crashed while landing, killing at least 13 people, including three children, Mexican officials reported.An additional 15 people were injured as a result of the crash.The helicopter was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor of Oaxaca. Neither were injured as a result of the crash.The crash followed a magnitude-7.2 earthquake that left nearly a million homes and businesses without electricity, including in Mexico City, and damaged at least 50 homes in Oaxaca, Reuters reported. The earthquake itself caused no casualties.Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, tweeted his condolences for those who lost their lives on Fri...