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Helicopter searches for Iran's president involve 20 teams and drones

Twenty rescue teams and drones were sent to the area where a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made a forced landing on Sunday, according to Iran's state news agency. GO TO.

The pair, along with a group of dignitaries, were on board the helicopter returning from a ceremony to open a dam on Iran's border with Azerbaijan when the aircraft “crashed upon landing in the Varzaqan region on Sunday”, IRNA reported. English.

“Twenty rescue teams and drones have been sent to the area, but due to the impassibility of the area, its mountainous and forested conditions, as well as unfavorable weather conditions, especially heavy fog, the search and rescue operation will take time,” IRNA said.

IRNA also reported, citing local residents, that the helicopter crashed in the Dizmar Forest area between the villages of Ozi and Pir Davood. Residents said they heard noises from the area, he added.

Iran's Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said one of the helicopters in a convoy was forced to make a difficult landing due to foggy conditions.

“Now different rescue groups are moving towards the area, but given that there is fog and the unsuitable weather and conditions, it may take some time for them to reach where the helicopter is,” Vahidi said during a televised speech posted on Telegram by IRNA.

He added that there had been some contact with passengers on the helicopter, but had no further details.

Source: CNN Brasil

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