Two of the three British victims of the Ukrainian Airlines crash in Tehran have today been named.
Mohammad Reza Kadkhoda-Zadeh, 40, is understood to have travelled to Iran to see family over the Christmas period and was returning to the UK via Ukraine.
The businessman, who lived a three-bedroom terraced house in Brighton, East Sussex runs Smarty's dry cleaner's, in nearby Hassocks.
The second victim, Saeed Tahmasebi Khademsadi, 35, was an engineer at construction firm Laing O’Rourke where he was today hailed as a 'popular and well-respected' colleague.
Mohammad Reza Kadkhoda-Zadeh (pictured), 40, has been named as the first British victim of the Ukrainian Airlines disaster in Iran
The second British victim, Saeed Tahmasebi Khademsadi (pictured), 35, was an engineer at construction firm Laing O’Rourke
'Everyone here is shocked and saddened by this very tragic news,' a Laing O'Rourke spokesman said of the engineer.
'Saeed was a popular and well respected engineer and will be missed by many of his colleagues.
'Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this most difficult time and we will do all we can to support them through it.'
At Mr Kadkhoda-Zadeh's parents' three-bedroom home in Haywards Heath, his father, Mahmoud, 67, was too upset to speak.
Fighting back tears he said: 'I have no words sorry. I cannot speak.'
A family friend said: 'He was his parents' only son. It is so dreadful. We only heard about it in the morning. It is so, so bad at the moment.'
Today friends and neighbours described paid tribute to the 'quiet, polite and lovely' businessman after hearing of the tragedy.
A student who rented a room in his house said: 'He's very lovely man. He is friendly and polite and we get on very well indeed.
'I am renting a room here and studying in Brighton to improve my English and we got along very well right from