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Canadians donate $2.5 million for support of families of PS752 victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

Head of Canada Strong foundation Mohamad Fakih initiated the collection of funds for the families of the victims
13:50, 25 February 2020

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Canadian citizens collected 3.29 million Canadian dollars and 2.5 million USD of donation for the families of deceased in PS752 crash near Teheran, as Mohamad Fakih, a businessman, philanthropist, and Head of Canada Strong foundation reported on Twitter.

“The total raised for the families of flight752 was $3.29 million dollars! YOU DID THIS, CANADA. It’s been one of the greatest privileges of my life to see community after community step forward to support our own. Thank you! We have shown that, together, we are Canada Strong,” Fakih stated.

Related: Iran states about heavy damage of PS752 black box

François-Philippe Champagne, the Head of Canada’s Foreign Ministry reacted to the result of the charity event.

“Thank you for your generosity! $3.29 million have been raised for the families of PS752 through the Canada Strong initiative,” he wrote on Twitter.

As we reported, Canadian lawyers, who previously successfully sued Iran, are seeking class-action status in a lawsuit on behalf of victims aboard a Ukrainian plane shot down over Tehran last month, looking for at least $1.1 billion in compensation.  

Related: Ukraine has three closed versions of UIA plane crash in Iran, - official

January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash of Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.

On January 19, the bodies of the Ukrainians, who died in a plane crash in Iran, were delivered to Ukraine. The farewell ceremony took place at Boryspil Airport.

 

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