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Iran plane crash killed 2 Australians -

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LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: It's been confirmed that two Australians from New South Wales - a brother
and sister in their 20s - are among the victims of a plane crash in north-western Iran.
One-hundred-and-sixty-eight people were killed in the crash.

Australian officials are working with local authorities to arrange for the bodies of the
Australians to be returned home.

STEPHEN SMITH, FOREIGN MINISTER: Our officials are in very close contact with Iranian officials -
we have an embassy in Tehran - satisfying ourselves that there are no more Australians on the

LEIGH SALES: The Caspian Airways plane caught fire in the air and crashed outside a village
north-west of Tehran shortly after take-off. It was heading for Armenia.

The first rescuers on the scene said the force of the impact meant there was no chance of