One of the three Britons killed after a Boeing 737 crashed in Tehran has been named as Saeed Tahmasebi.
The passenger jet crashed just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital’s main airport, killing all 176 people on board.
The crash came hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US soldiers, but both Ukrainian and Iranian officials said they suspected a mechanical issue brought down the Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Mr Tahmasebi worked as an engineer for Laing O’Rouke.
A spokesperson said: “Everyone here is shocked and saddened by this very tragic news.
“Saeed was a popular and well respected engineer and will be missed by many of his colleagues. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this most difficult time and we will do all we can to support them through it.”
Source : Sky News