Wreckage from plane crash in northern Iran
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Iran plane crash 'kills 72'

At least 72 people were killed and 35 injured when an Iranian passenger plane crashed in the north-west of the country, rescuers say.

The IranAir plane had been heading from Tehran to the city of Urumiyeh when it came down close to its destination.

One official said the rescue operation was being hampered by snow and fog.

Dominic Kane reports.

  • 10 Jan 2011