Two University of Waterloo students killed in plane crash in Iran
Two University of Waterloo PhD students, Marzieh (Mari) Foroutan and Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani, were listed as passengers on a plane crash near Iran’s capital, Tehran, early Wednesday morning.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of everyone who died in this incident and we will provide support to anybody in our University community who is affected by this tragic incident. We continue to work with the relevant authorities to obtain more information,” the statement released by UW said.
With heavy hearts we share that Marzieh (Mari) Foroutan and Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani, two #UWaterloo phD students, were listed on the passenger manifest of flight PS752. Our thoughts are with their family, friends and all those lost in this incident. https://t.co/LxAQDTpvCr pic.twitter.com/mXfjeKDTPY
— University of Waterloo (@UWaterloo) January 8, 2020
The crash resulted in the deaths of all of the 176 people on board, which according to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, included 63 Canadians, 82 Iranians, 11 Ukrainian passengers and crew, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three Britons.
Western is grieving the lives lost on Flight #PS752, including members of our own campus community. We will gather today at 5pm in IGAB, and immediate supports are available. Please read the full memo from President Alan Shepard: https://t.co/DftPW5035t
— Western University (@WesternU) January 8, 2020
The UofG is mourning the deaths of two students aboard the Ukraine Airlines flight that crashed near Tehran last night. “Our thoughts go out to the families of these two students and to anyone else affected by this tragedy": https://t.co/0hKCOQzkcQ
— University of Guelph (@uofg) January 8, 2020
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More information to come.