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Canadian court awards $107M to families of Iran plane crash


A Canadian court on Tuesday awarded $107 million to the families of the people who died when a Ukraine International Airlines plane was downed almost two years ago.

The lawsuit was filed by the families of six Canadian citizens who lost their lives aboard Flight 752.

The plane crashed near Tehran after it was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Jan. 8, 2020, killing all 176 people on board.

The family members awarded compensation by the court lost spouses, siblings, children, nieces and nephews, according to a statement from their lawyer Mark Arnold.

Ontario's Superior Court of Justice awarded $100 million in punitive damages to be shared by the estates of the six victims. The decision awarded another $1 million to family members for the loss of guidance, care and companionship, and $6 million for pain and suffering.

Arnold has said that his team will look to seize Iranian assets in Canada and abroad. He said Iran has oil tankers in other countries and his team will be looking to seize whatever it can to pay what the families are owed.

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