The plane crash that occurred in Iran was a devastating tragedy, and 63 Canadians were among those who lost their lives. Investigators are working to find the cause of the Iran plane crash, with Canada now joining the investigation. Among the Canadians killed in the crash were three McGill students, two of them graduates.

The university's principal and vice-chancellor Suzanne Fortier released a statement about the plane crash offering condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

"On behalf of McGill University, I offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends impacted by these heartbreaking losses, to the Iranian-Canadian community, and to our sister universities who also lost members of their communities." Fortier wrote.

The flag on McGill's campus was lowered to half-mast to reflect the loss of life.

Memorial service details have not been confirmed, but the school says it will release details once they become available.

McGill is also not releasing the names of the student and alumni who lost their lives out of respect for the families. 

Along with these three people, a number of Ontario students also lost their lives in the crash. Several Ontario universities confirmed that their students were on the plane.

A Toronto high school student was also among the casualties. 

While the cause of the plane crash is still being determined, U.S. officials have speculated that the plane was accidentally shot down by an Iranian missile.

Prime Minister Trudeau has spoken with other heads of state after the crash, including U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. He also spoke in front of reporters about the crash.

"I want to offer my deepest condolences to those mourning the loss of a loved one," Trudeau said, "your loss is indescribable."

The crash occurred amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S., as both countries have launched attacks on each other.


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