Iran condoles with Indonesia over deadly plane crash

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has expressed sympathy over a plane crash in Indonesia, which lead to the death of dozens of people.

In a Monday statement, Ghasemi also offered condolences to the Indonesian nation and government and the bereaved families of the victims.

An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 189 people, including one child and two infants, crashed into the sea close to the capital Jakarta, minutes after takeoff.

The Lion Air flight JT 610 was carrying 181 passengers, as well as six crew members and two pilots, when it disappeared from radar during a short flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on Monday morning, according to Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (SAR).

Debris, life vests and a cellphone have been discovered in the water two nautical miles from the coordinates given as the crash site, SAR officials said. The fuselage has not yet been located.

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