The crashed helicopter carrying the President of Iran was found

As reported by the state television of Iran, the helicopter has been found but there is still no information about the condition of the passengers, including Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi

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The crashed helicopter carrying the President of Iran was found
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Search teams have found the crashed helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, reports The Guardian. As reported by Iran's state television, the helicopter has been located, but there is still no information on the condition of the passengers, including Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi.

Iran's Deputy President for Executive Affairs, Mohsen Mansuri, stated that two members of the president's entourage contacted rescue teams, indicating that the air incident involving their helicopter was not severe, according to the IRNA news agency.

The European Union announced tonight that it has activated its mapping system to assist Iran in locating the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, which went missing earlier in the day. "At the request of Iran for assistance, we have activated the Copernicus EMS rapid mapping service of the European Union due to the crash of the helicopter believed to have been carrying Iran's President and his Foreign Minister," wrote the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Janez Lenarčič, on the X platform.

Several countries have offered assistance to Iran, where a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hosein Amir Abdollahian, and two other officials went missing during the day. The helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and several other high-ranking officials crashed in northwest Iran.

With Raisi were also Foreign Minister Hosein Amirabdolahian, East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malek Rahmati, Friday prayer leader in Tabriz Hojatoleslam Al Hashem, and others. Rescue and emergency teams have been deployed to the area of the accident, but foggy weather and the rugged mountain terrain are complicating the search.

Armed forces and special units are also assisting in the search operation, as reported by Irna. An Iranian official told Reuters that they are still hopeful, but the "information coming from the crash site is very worrying." "The lives of President Raisi and Foreign Minister Amirabdolahian are in danger after the helicopter crash," the official added.

Irna reports that more than 20 rescue teams with full equipment, including drones and dogs, have been dispatched to the scene.

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