Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi is involved in helicopter crash as frantic rescue missions is launched

Rescuers in Iran are trying to reach a helicopter involved in ‘an incident’ while traveling with an entourage including President Ebrahim Raisi.

There was no immediate elaboration on what happened to the helicopter, nor who else apart from the Muslim president was on board.

Raisi is understood to have been traveling in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province.

State TV described the area of the incident happening as being near Jolfa, a city on the border with with the nation of Azerbaijan, some 375 miles northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Pictured: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi