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North Vancouver honours Iran plane crash victims

Last Updated Jan 14, 2020 at 7:51 pm PST


As of Tuesday, it is exactly one week ago we found out a plane had crashed in Iran

Some have come out to honour people they knew personally, others are strangers offering support

This is one of many vigils held across Metro Vancouver over the past week

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — More than a hundred people braved the cold to attend a vigil honouring those killed in the plane crash in Iran.

Its been one week since the crash, which killed all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.

The vigil drew out a large crowd to the North Vancouver City Hall, where people laid out flowers and lit candles to remember the friends and family members they’ve lost.

A number of the victims had links to B.C. and the Lower Mainland.

The North Shore Multicultural Society hosted the public event.

RELATED ARTICLE: A look at some of the victims of the Iran plane crash who had roots in B.C.

This weekend Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a vigil in Edmonton, where he heard the families of 57 Canadians who perished in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran.

He told mourners at the vigil listening to their stories has been “gut-wrenching.”

Trudeau added while the tragedy has hit the Iranian-Canadian community hard, it’s a Canadian tragedy, and all Canadians are in mourning.


-With files from The Canadian Press