Iranian official: We’re still hopeful but details from Raisi’s helicopter crash site ‘very concerning’

An Iranian official tells Reuters that while authorities are “still hopeful,” the information coming from the site where a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed is “very concerning.”

The lives of Raisi, along with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, are “at risk” following the helicopter, the official adds.

Iranian state news agency IRNA reports that bad weather is complicating rescue efforts.

The semi-official Fars news agency urged Iranians to pray for Raisi and state TV carries prayers for his safety.

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