Afghan ambassador to Tehran: We are ready to help the victim’s family of Tehran air accident
Reporter: Imran Khurasani
Afghan ambassador to Tehran Abdul Ghafur Laiwal has announced that he will soon seek DNA reports of all the victims of the Ukrainian passenger plane. Speaking to the media, Mr. Laiwal added that the corpses of the victims had been completely destroyed and the investigation teams could not be identify trough the normal process.
“In meeting with all the senior officials of the Islamic Republic, we asked them to find a solution to identify the bodies, and they told us that the only option for identifying the bodies of victims was to bring the family members of the victims,” said Mr. Laiwal. “It is up to them to identify the bodies by taking their DNA.” He also said that it was very important to identify the bodies to carry out a DNA test. According to reports, on Wednesday of last week, a Ukrainian passenger plane flying from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport was shot down by the Iranian missile. All 176 passengers aboard the aircraft, including 76 Iranians, 10 Afghans, 11 Ukrainians, 63 Canadians, 3 Germans, 3 British, and 10 Swedes, were killed, according to Iranian officials.