February 19, 2018 / 11:09 AM / a year ago

Iran civil aviation "cannot confirm" wreckage of crashed plane was found: state TV

Members of emergency and rescue team search for the plane that crashed in a mountainous area of central Iran, February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation said on Monday it could not confirm reports that the wreckage had been found of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board on Sunday in central Iran, state television reported.

Earlier, the deputy governor of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province was quoted by state media as saying that the wreckage had been located near Dengezlu village, in Semirom county, in Isfahan province.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Peter Graff

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