Flight 752 crash in Iran

Students, faculty and staff are overcome with emotion at a vigil in memory of four students who lost their lives on Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 at Western University in London, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart

More vigils to be held for Canadian victims of plane crash in Iran

38 of the 176 passengers aboard the Kyiv-bound plane had a connecting flight to Canada

Students, faculty and staff are overcome with emotion at a vigil in memory of four students who lost their lives on Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 at Western University in London, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart
First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)

First-year UVic student among the 176 victims of Iran plane crash

Roja Omidbakhsh identified as UVic student killed in crash

First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein

Ukraine pledges to help Canada get access to Iran plane investigation

Offer is significant because Canada broke diplomatic relations with Iran in 2012

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein
Clockwise from top left: Delaram Dadashnejad, Ardalan Evnoddin-Hamidi and Niloofar Razzaghi with son Hamyar Ebnoddin Hamidi, Mohammad Saket, Mohammad Asadi-Lari, Firouzeh Madani, Mehran Abtahi, Roja Omidbakhsh, and Zeynab Asadi-Lari. All 10 have been confirmed among the 176 passengers aboard a Ukrainian airplane killed in a crash in Iran in the early morning of Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Black Press Media)

UPDATE: At least 14 people from B.C. among victims in fatal Iran plane crash

Ukraine International Airlines plane was en route to Kyiv when it went down in a field, killing all aboard

Clockwise from top left: Delaram Dadashnejad, Ardalan Evnoddin-Hamidi and Niloofar Razzaghi with son Hamyar Ebnoddin Hamidi, Mohammad Saket, Mohammad Asadi-Lari, Firouzeh Madani, Mehran Abtahi, Roja Omidbakhsh, and Zeynab Asadi-Lari. All 10 have been confirmed among the 176 passengers aboard a Ukrainian airplane killed in a crash in Iran in the early morning of Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Black Press Media)
Rescue workers carry items retrieved from the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane with more than 170 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Trudeau pledges Canadian support to investigation of Iran plane crash

Ukrainian authorities say 63 Canadians were killed in the crash

Rescue workers carry items retrieved from the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane with more than 170 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)