BC Premier John Horgan/ The Canadian Press
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about a fatal plane crash in Tehran:
"This morning, British Columbians woke up to the devastating news that 176 people were killed in a plane crash in Iran. We have learned that British Columbians are among the 63 Canadians who were killed.
"Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and friends of loved ones lost and the greater Iranian-Canadian community in B.C. that enriches life in our province.
"As we wait for answers about what happened, we join with nations around the world that are mourning this tragic loss of life. We share in their grief."
The Canadian flag at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria will be flown at half-mast to mark the deaths in this plane crash.