TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has extended its condolences to Kyrgyzstan over a Turkish Boeing 747 freighter crash in a village near Kyrgyzstan’s capital killing 37 people and destroying at least 15 houses.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on Monday expressed his deep condolences to the Kyrgyz government and nation and the bereaved families of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident.

The Boeing 747 cargo plane operated by Turkey’s ACT Airlines crashed into homes near Manas airport Monday morning while en route from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Bishkek. At least 37 people have been killed in the crash, most of whom from the residential area adjacent to the Manas airport as the plane hit buildings in its attempt to land. At least 15 people, including six children, have been hospitalized. 

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