A newlywed husband celebrating marriage with his bride was among three British victims of the Ukrainian Airlines disaster in Iran, MailOnline can reveal.
Saeed Tahmasebi had flown to Tehran with new wife Niloofar Ebrahim for the second leg of their wedding with friends and family after tying the knot at St John's Wood register office in London last month.
Mr Tahmasebi, 35, from Chiswick, was an engineer for building firm Laing O'Rourke and was studying for a PHD as a postgraduate researcher at Imperial College London.
They were among 176 passengers who died when their Ukrainian Airlines jet bound for Kiev crashed shortly after take off in Tehran.
He and two more Britons - including a dry cleaning firm boss from Brighton, East Sussex and another engineer from London are known to have perished on board.
Newlywed Tahmasebi, 35, from Chiswick, west London, was celebrating his marriage to bride Niloofar Ebrahim (pictured) in Iran when the pair perished in the Ukrainian Airlines tragedy
Mohammad Reza Kadkhoda-Zadeh (pictured), 40, who ran a dry cleaning firm in Brighton, East Sussex, has been named as the second British victim of the plane disaster in Tehran
Sam Zokaei, 42, pictured, from London, was an engineer at BP where colleagues mourned his 'tragic loss' today. He was on holiday in Iran visiting friends and family when he died
Mohammad Reza Kadkhoda-Zadeh, 40, a father-of-one travelled to Iran to see family over the Christmas period and was returning to the UK via Ukraine.
The businessman, who lived in a three-bedroom terraced house in Brighton, East Sussex runs Smarty's dry cleaner's, in nearby Hassocks.
The third victim was Sam Zokaei, 42, an engineer at BP where colleagues mourned his 'tragic loss' today.
A spokesman for the company said: 'With the deepest regret, we can confirm that one of our colleagues at BP, Sam Zokaei, was a passenger on the Ukrainian International Airlines plane that crashed in Iran this morning, reportedly with no survivors.
'We are shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic loss of our friend and colleague and all of our thoughts are with his family and friends.'
Mr Tahmasebi, a British national, had lived in Britain for more than 15 years.
His friends described him as a 'very bright, very clever and smart' man who had a promising future as a structural engineer.
A friend speaking at the couple's home near Chiswick, said today: 'He was a lovely man. A wonderful human being. One of the nicest people you could meet.
'He was a top engineer and I would say he was a genius and he was so happy and getting married to his girlfriend who had been with for about three years.
'He has a sister who lives in London and she asked me to come to his flat today. We are in shock. We just can't believe it. Nobody knows what happened, but this is a very big tragedy.
Mr Tahmasebi and wife Niloofar, pictured, were married at St John's Wood register office in London last month and had flown to Iran for the second part of their wedding celebrations
Mr Tahmasebi, a PHD student who had been living in the UK for 15 years, and his wife were returning to Britain from Tehran this morning when their passenger jet crashed after take off
Mr Zokaei, a reservoir engineer had worked for BP for four and a half years in London, was travelling home to the UK from a holiday in Iran when he was caught up in the plane disaster
A spokesman for his company Laing O'Rourke said: 'Everyone here is shocked and saddened by this very tragic news.'
'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