A private plane that crashed on Sunday evening, killing all 11 women on board after taking off from Sharjah International Airport, had no UAE nationals onboard, a statement from the Sharjah Civil Aviation Department has said.
Meanwhile, the President of the Turkish Red Crescent Kerem Kinik said on his Twitter account that all eight passengers on board the plane were killed in the crash.
Iranian state television quoted a spokesman for the country's emergency management organization as saying the plane met accident near Shahr-e Kord and burst into flames.
Local residents who had reached the site of the crash said there appeared to be no survivors and victims' bodies were burnt, ISNA news agency reported, quoting Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for Iran's emergency services.
Three others were the flight crew.
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Authorities said the jet crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran, some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of the capital Tehran, amid heavy rain.
Villagers near the crash site said they saw flames coming from the plane's engine before the crash.
Emergency crews had a hard approach to reach the crash site because of the mountainous terrain, ISNA said. Officials there did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The crash comes less than a month after a twin-engine plane plummeted into the ground in southern Iran - killing all 65 people on overseas.