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2 die, 6 injured in helicopter crash in Tehran lake

Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN -  Two died and 6 were injured in a helicopter crash in Tehran on Tuesday, Mehr news agency reported. The helicopter which belonged to Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company, called PANHA, crashed into the Chitgar recreational and artificial lake with 8 passengers on board.

Operation to recover the helicopter's wreckage
(photo by ISNA)

Fire Department spokesman Jalal Maleki explained that soon after the crash rescue divers and relief forces were dispatched to the scene and recued six of the passengers right away.

Not much longer the other two passengers were found too and all the victims were transferred to the hospital, Maleki said, adding, afterwards the wreckage of the helicopter was hoisted out of the lake.

Operation to recover the helicopter's wreckage
(photo by ISNA)

According to Mojtaba Khaledi spokesman for emergency medical services, two of the passengers, ages 54 and 46, died at the hospital due to the gravity of their injuries.  Other passengers are hospitalized for head injuries, but their condition is satisfactory.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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