Jun 19, 2021, 2:55 PM
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Crash of a helicopter carrying ballot boxes in southwestern Iran

Tehran, June 19, IRNA –Governor-general of Khouzestan Province, Qasem Soleimani Dashtaki, on Saturday announced crash of a helicopter carrying ballot boxes in Dezful in southwestern Iran.

Governor general of Khouzestan Province told IRNA on Saturday that in the crash, one of the passengers of the helicopter, who is said to be one of the fund's security guards, was killed and 11 more people were injured.

Soleimani Dashtaki added: "All the injured were taken to hospital, but some of them are in critical condition."

"More details will be announced later," he said.

The 13th presidential election was held simultaneous with the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first mid-term for 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election.

Iran’s presidential election was held nationwide and in 133 countries on June 18, and the election was due to end at 24:00 a.m. local time, but it was extended to 02:00 a.m. on June 19.

Over 59 million Iranians were eligible to vote. Vote counting started as soon as the extended time ended.

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