Fajr Music Festival to commemorate victims of flight 752 tragedy

TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (MNA) – The 35th edition of Fajr Music Festival, Iran’s most prominent music event, will organize a special program to honor the memories of the victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was unintentionally shot down outside Tehran.

The Public Relations department of the 35th Fajr International Music Festival announced that during a session on Sunday, the event's organizers have agreed to hold a special program to commemorate the victims of the flight 752 tragedy, which also included an Iranian musician, Roja Azadian.

Carrying 167 passengers and nine crewmembers, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed outside Iran’s capital last Wednesday, moments following takeoff from the city’s Imam Khomeini airport, after being mistakenly identified by Iranian air defenses with an incoming cruise missile.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic later identified the cause of the incident as human error.

The 35th edition of Fajr International Music Festival will be held on February 13-19, 2020.

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