Rescuers respond to 'incident' involving Iranian President Ebrahim… – EVOL

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi reportedly crashed in a remote area of the country on Sunday — and the president’s fate is currently unknown.

Rescuers desperately trying to reach the crash site have been slowed by rugged terrain and poor visibility, Iranian state media reported. 

“The esteemed president and company were on their way back aboard some helicopters and one of the helicopters was forced to make a hard landing due to the bad weather and fog,” Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on state TV.

Rescuers are looking for a helicopter involved in “an incident” while carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran via Getty Images The search has been hampered by rugged terrain and low visibility. Telegram/Mehr News

“Various rescue teams are on their way to the region but because of the poor weather and fogginess it might take time for them to reach the helicopter,” he said, adding, “the region is a bit [rugged] and it’s making it difficult to make contact. We are waiting for rescue teams to reach the landing site and give us more information.”

Hours after news of the “hard landing” broke, state



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