Crash of a helicopter carrying ballot boxes in southwestern Iran-UPDATED

Crash of a helicopter carrying ballot boxes in southwestern Iran-<span class="red_color">UPDATED
# 19 June 2021 14:35 (UTC +04:00)

Governor-general of Khouzestan Province, Qasem Soleimani Dashtaki, on Saturday announced crash of a helicopter carrying ballot boxes in Dezful in southwestern Iran, APA reports citing IRNA.

Governor-general of Khouzestan Province told IRNA on Saturday that in the crash, one of the passengers of the helicopter, who is said to be one of the fund's security guards, was killed and 11 more people were injured.

Soleimani Dashtaki added: "All the injured were taken to hospital, but some of them are in critical condition."

"More details will be announced later," he said.

 

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The director-general of the Iranian province of Lorestan Red Crescent said a Khuzestan air ambulance crashed in Aligudarz, in the western province on Saturday, APA reports citing Mehr News Agency.

According to Sarem Rezaei, director-general of Lorestan Red Crescent, the rescue chopper crashed in Lali mountainous area in Aligudarz.

The official said that the helicopter belonged to the southwestern province of Khuzestan Red Crescent.

He gave no immediate reports of any possible casualties. 

Rezaei said that a preliminary investigation is underway to identify the cause of the incident.

He further stated that rescue and search teams are on alert to be dispatched to the area if necessary, adding that the location of the incident is 35 minute drive from the Aligudarz city center.

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