The three Britons killed in a plane crash in Tehran have been unofficially identified as Mohammad Reza Kadkhoda Zadeh, 40, Saeed Tahmasebi Khademsadi, 35, and Sam Zokaei, 42.
The names of the passengers appeared on an unofficial passenger list posted on Facebook by a Ukrainian blogger. They included three people travelling on British passports. The Telegraph has confirmed the identities with neighbours, friends and relatives of the three people thought to have died.
It is not clear whether the incident is related to Iran’s missile attacks on US bases in Iraq on Wednesday morning. The plane’s black box has been recovered but the head of Tehran’s civil aviation organisation said it will not be giving it to aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
One of the three Britons killed in the Iran plane crash was only aboard the doomed flight because he and his wife had waited behind in the Iranian capital to pick up their wedding photographs.