World mourns Iran plane crash victims

Vigils were held around the world for the 176 victims of the Ukrainian airliner ‘unintentionally’ shot down in Iran.

“Our family is devastated,” says Masoud Nikmam, the brother of a victim killed in the Ukrainian passenger plane crash in Iran.

The Ukrainian airliner was struck by a missile shortly after it left Tehran en route to Kyiv in Ukraine.

Most of the passengers were Iranians or dual citizens, many of them students returning to their studies abroad or families on their way home after seeing relatives in Iran.