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Iran helicopter accident LIVE: Iranian PM on board – rescue operation underway


Rescuers are trying to get to the site of a helicopter involved in an “incident” which travelling with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian state TV says has reported.

Tasnim News said on Telegram: “An accident happened to the helicopter carrying the president in East Azerbaijan. Some news reports indicate that the helicopter carrying Ayatollah Raisi, the president, has had an accident in East Azerbaijan.

“However, some of the president’s companions in this helicopter have managed to contact the center, and thus the hope for the end of this incident without loss of life has increased.

“Three helicopters were present in this convoy, two helicopters carrying some ministers and officials reached their destination safely.”

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