Ten killed in Iran helicopter crash: Report

Ten people were killed today when a rescue helicopter ferrying wounded people from a car accident to hospital hit power lines and crashed to the ground in northeastern Iran, media reported.

"Eight people were killed on the spot and two people wounded in the crash died later in hospital," local emergency medical services official Reza Vafaeenejad told the ISNA news agency.

The report quoted an emergency services official in Mashhad as saying the rescue chopper was taking people wounded in a car accident to hospital in the city when it hit high voltage power lines in thick fog.

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