What we all know in regards to the deadly accident in Raisi in ten questions and solutions | EUROtoday

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1) How did the accident occur?

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his overseas minister crashed on Sunday whereas crossing mountainous terrain in thick fog, an Iranian official instructed Reuters. The accident occurred within the Varzaqan area in the course of the return journey from japanese Azerbaijan to Iran. Rescuers headed in direction of the accident web site.

2) What was the primary response of the media and authorities?

An official speaks on situation of anonymity, Reuters studies: “We are still confident, but the information coming from the accident site is very worrying.” Bad climate prevented rescue efforts, state information company IRNA reported. Iran's military chief of workers ordered that every one assets of the military and the elite Revolutionary Guard be utilized in search and rescue operations. State TV interrupted common programming to indicate prayers for Raisi throughout the nation and, in a single nook of the display screen, stay protection of rescue groups deployed on foot within the mountainous space in thick fog. Rescue groups had been anticipated to be on the crash web site later Sunday night, state TV reported.

3) Who was on board the helicopter?