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2 Winnipeg vigils to be held for Iran plane crash victims

Winnipeg vigils held for Iran plane crash victims
Two vigils remember the Winnipeggers who tragically lost their lives in the Tehran plane crash, Global's Marney Blunt reports.

Editor’s note: Global News previously reported, based on information from government officials, that 63 Canadians were killed in the Jan. 8 Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran. On Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that the number of crash victims who are Canadian citizens is now believed to be 57 due to additional information received. This story has been revised to reflect the latest figure provided by the Canadian government.

Two vigils are being held to remember the Winnipeggers who tragically lost their lives in the Tehran plane crash.

Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed near Tehran, Iran shortly after taking off on Wednesday. All 176 people on board were killed, including 57 Canadians and nine Winnipeggers.

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The University of Manitoba’s Iranian Students Association and Spiritual Care for Students are holding a vigil on Friday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Faculty of Engineering building.

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The Iranian Community of Manitoba is holding another vigil on Sunday to honour the memories of the lives lost at the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue.