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10 Killed As Helicopter Crashes In Iran

Ten people have been killed in northeastern Iran after a rescue helicopter crashed while flying in bad weather.

Iranian media report that the helicopter was carrying people injured in a car accident to a hospital in the city of Mashhad on November 14.

According to a local official, the helicopter was flying at low altitude and hit a power cable.

Iran has a history of frequent air accidents blamed on aging aircraft and poor maintenance.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP