Tehran (IP) - Pir Hossein Kolivand, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), has stated that the organization is concentrating its efforts on searching for the helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi on the ground, following the reported accident in East Azerbaijan province.

Iran PressIran news: In a television interview, Kolivand revealed that 40 rapid reaction teams are currently scouring the mountainous region where the incident occurred. He acknowledged the challenging weather conditions and the difficulty in accessing the area but assured that the IRCS is doing everything in its power to locate the helicopter.

"We are searching for a mountainous area, and considering the bad weather conditions and the place is hard to reach, we are all doing our best to find the helicopter," Kolivand said. "We are using drones as well."

Due to the inclement weather, Kolivand emphasized that the search efforts are now primarily focused on the ground. The IRCS is working tirelessly to gather information and deploy resources to the site of the accident.

President Raisi, Ayatollah Al-Hashem, the Friday Prayer Leader of Tabriz, and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian were on board. 219

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