BREAKING: Iran’s Sports Minister reportedly involved in helicopter crash

ACCORDING to early reports, the Sports Minister of Iran has been involved in a helicopter crash on Thursday, February 23.

Reports coming out of Iran state that the country’s Minister of Sport, Hamid Sajjadi, was on board a helicopter when it crashed in the city of Baft, in the southern province of Kerman.

Iranian news agency IRNA reported that the helicopter crashed while landing near a sports complex in the city of Baft.

The news outlet noted that the minister, the rest of the passengers and the helicopter pilots were hospitalised after the incident.

An eyewitness told an IRNA reporter at the scene that Mr Sajjadi appeared to be in good condition, although some of the passengers looked slightly more injured following the crash.

Following the crash, authorities announced that the cause of the crash was under investigation.

More to follow…

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