Update: Germanwings Crash - Two Iranian Journalists on Transit to Vienna among Victims

More+Events ♦ Published: March 25, 2015; 18:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

It has been confirmed that two transit passengers to Vienna were aboard the crashed Germanwings plane Flight 9525. Reuters reports that the two Iranian dead are sports journalists who were travelling to watch their national team play Chile in Sankt Pölten tomorrow. The two men had earlier travelled to Barcelona to cover a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Iran national team group picture on 30 May 2014 in a friendly match against Angola in Hartberg, Austria / Picture: © Wikipedia / Steindy

Two Iranian sports journalists were among the victims of the Germanwings flight which crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people on board, Iranian media and Reuters reported.

Milad Hojatoleslami was working for the Tasnim news site and Hussein Javadi was a reporter for the Vatan Emrouz newspaper.

The two men had travelled to Barcelona to cover a match…