Yesterday, a four person BBC team arrived at Kifri, a town in the
southern part of the Kurdish area of Iraq, on a filming trip. The
cameraman Kaveh Golestan stepped out of their car on to a mine and
paid for it, dying instantly..
In a statement, the UK broadcaster also said that producer Stuart
Hughes was caught by the blast and has injured his foot. Correspondent
Jim Muir and the local translator were unhurt.
The Iranian cameraman had worked for the BBC in a freelance capacity
for about three years. He became the BBC's contract cameraman in
Tehran, Iran in September 2000, and had worked for many western
The Pulitzer prize winner won recognition for his work during the
Iranian Revolution and the gassing of the Kurds in the 1988 Iran-Iraq
War. He leaves behind a wife and an 19-year-old son.