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Cameraman working for BBC killed by land mine

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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.

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