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A passenger aircraft carrying 169 people has crashed in northwestern Iran
The Caspian Airlines aircraft was travelling from Tehran to Yerevan in Armenia when it came down near the city of Qazvin.
The official ISNA news agency said "153 passengers along with 16 crew were on the plane that crashed".
A fire brigade official earlier said everyone on board was killed.
Plane crash report
"It's been a major disaster with pieces of aircraft spread over an area of 200 square metres," a fire brigade official told Iranian state television.
"There was an explosion which left an indentation 10 metres deep in the ground. There was nothing we could do. We tried to put out the fire as best we could," he said.