Burning wreckage from moments after a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran can be seen on footage released by Iran Press TV.
The Ukrainian airliner with at least 170 people on board crashed soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. Rescue teams worked at the site near the airport where the Boeing 737-800 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed.
Iran’s Red Crescent said there is no chance of finding survivors. The plane, bound for Kiev, suffered technical difficulties shortly after take-off.
News of the crash broke just hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting US troops at airbases in neighbouring Iraq.