Helicopter in Iranian president's convoy crashes - state media

By The Nigerian Voice

A helicopter in a convoy carrying the Iranian president has been involved in an accident, state media is reporting.

It is currently unclear whether Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was on board the helicopter that state media say experienced a hard landing.

The Interior Minister said rescuers were still trying to reach the site due to the difficult weather conditions.

According to local media, President Raisi was heading to the city of Tabriz, in the north west of Iran, after returning the border with Azerbaijan, where he opened the Qiz Qalasi and Khodaafarin dams.

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