Iran offers condolences over German jet crash in French Alps

Iran has extended its condolences to the German government and nation over a deadly plane crash that left dozens of people dead.  

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow over the tragic event, and offered Tehran’s deepest sympathy to the families of the victims.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham also extended Iran’s condolences to Germany and the families of those hit by the aviation disaster.

Earlier on Tuesday, an Airbus A320 passenger aircraft crashed in the southern French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.

Family members of victims of a plane crash comfort each other as they arrive at the Barcelona airport in Spain on March 24, 2015. (© AP)

According to official reports, the plane was traveling between the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona and the German city of Dusseldorf when it came down between Barcelonnette and Digne in southern France.

Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa based in Cologne, owned the aircraft, the reports added.

A few hours after the incident, the head of Germanwings said there were 144 passengers and six crew on the aircraft.

By Press TV