Details on Iranian president’s helicopter crash being awaited – Minister

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A helicopter conveying Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi had a hard landing, due to weather conditions and heavy fog, on Sunday. (NOP) reports Iran’s Interior Minister, Ahmad Vaidi has said rescue teams are still being awaited to arrive at the helicopter’s landing point to provide information on the incident.

“We have been in contact with some President’s companions, but since it is difficult to make contact in that area, we are waiting for the rescue teams to arrive at the helicopter’s landing point and give us more information,” Vaidi said.

Meanwhile, Iran’s state media has announced the shutdown of the government cabinet meeting and the formation of a crisis headquarters.

NOP reports the helicopter carrying the Iranian president faced an accident in the region of Jolfa.