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Rescuers will reach helicopter 'in a few minutes' :Iran state media

Rescuers will reach helicopter 'in a few minutes' :Iran state media

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) Search teams have found the helicopter that was carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian that crashed last evening and rescuers will reach the crash site in "a few minutes", the head of Iran's Red Crescent Society told state media early Monday.
Pirhossein Kolivand said that they were approximately 2km from where the hard landing is thought to have taken place, a BBC report said.
As per media reports, the crashed helicopter - one of three travelling in a convoy - made a "hard landing" on Sunday after it got into difficulties in heavy fog in the north of the country.
Raisi was heading to the city of Tabriz, in the north west of Iran, after returning from an Iran-Azerbaijan border area, according to local media.
The incident sparked a massive search operation that was hampered by bad weather conditions.

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