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The helicopter of the Iranian president crashes during the emergency landing

The helicopter of the Iranian president crashes during the emergency landing

A helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi had to make an "emergency landing" after having difficulty flying due to weather conditions, but it is suspected that it crashed.

According to local media, Raisi was heading to the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz after returning from the border with Azerbaijan, where he opened the Qiz Qalasi and Khodaafarin dams. The helicopter was one of three traveling in a convoy.

Iran's interior minister says rescue teams are still struggling to reach the country, but their efforts are being hampered by bad weather conditions.

The helicopter was part of a convoy of three helicopters. Two of those helicopters were transporting ministers and officials who reached their safe destination.