2 missing, 6 rescued in Iran helicopter crash




The head of Rescue Organisation of Iran’s Red Crescent Society on Tuesday said two people on board a rescue helicopter are missing as it crashed in a lake near capital Tehran.

The Head of the rescue organisation, Morteza Salimi, said six others who were also on board the helicopter were rescued and dispatched to hospital.

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He, however, said that report on the crash did not specify the number of people on board the aircraft.

The report said that the helicopter crashed in the Shohadai-e-Khalij Fars Lake in Chittoor district of Tehran at 11.40 a.m. local time (0810 GMT) on Tuesday.

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