Cameraman working for BBC killed by land mine
LONDON (CNN) -- A BBC cameraman was accidentally killed in northern Iraq Wednesday after standing on a land mine as he climbed out of his car, according to a statement by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Kaveh Golestan, 52, was an Iranian freelance cameraman working as part of a four-man team filming at Kifri when he mistakenly stepped on the mine.
A BBC producer, Stuart Hughes, 31, was caught in the blast and injured his foot. He was taken by ambulance to the American military hospital in Sulaimaniya.
Correspondent Jim Muir and a local translator were unhurt.
Richard Sambrook, BBC's director of news, said of Golestan in a TV statement "he was an outstanding photojournalist who worked in support of freedom of expression in his native Iran and elsewhere and was well-known to many western news organizations."
He added, "He had worked with the BBC for many years. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends."
Golestan leaves behind a wife and a 19-year-old son.