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Rescue teams spot wreckage of Raisi’s helicopter

20 May, 2024 10:54

Iran’s rescue teams have located the wreckage of the President Raisi’s helicopter that crashed in the country’s northwest.

Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS)  chief Pir-Hossein Koulivand announced it in televised remarks in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Pir-Hossein Koulivand said that there was no sign of any survivors in the crash that took place on Sunday.

The helicopter that was transporting President Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other leaders faced  some difficulties and made a hard landing.

He further said that the incident happened in the Dizmar forest, nestled between the cities of Varzaqan and Jolfa in East Azerbaijan province.

President Raisi was returning from a ceremony to inaugurate a dam on the Aras River with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

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