Border patrol helicopter crashes in Urmia in NW Iran
Informed sources at West Azerbaijan Border Guard Command report that a border patrol helicopter has crashed in Dalampar to the southwest of Urmia near the Iran-Iraq border.
Iran Press/Iran news: Head of the Border Guard Command of West Azerbaijan province, Fardin Piri, confirmed the news, saying the crash happened in Dalampar border area in Silvaneh, Urmia.
He said details of the incident are as of yet unknown, Iran Press reported.
One crew has been reported to have lost his life in the crash, and three others are said to be injured.
Witnesses reported the dispatch of over ten ambulances to the site of the crash.
The governor of Urmia had to halt his media tour on dredging process of rivers upon hearing the news, and immediately left for the site of the crash. 101/202