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Helicopter carrying ballot boxes crashes in southwestern Iran

1 died, 11 injured in crash, says Iranian state news agency IRNA

Muhammet Kurşun  | 19.06.2021 - Update : 20.06.2021
Helicopter carrying ballot boxes crashes in southwestern Iran


A police officer died, 11 people were injured when a helicopter that was carrying ballot boxes crashed in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province.

The helicopter crashed near Dezful city, state news agency IRNA reported.

Voter turnout had been expectedly low until the evening, with unofficial estimates putting it at 35-40%. Election officials will announce the official voter turnout on Saturday.

Raeisi, who has been leading in the polls, is most likely to end up with more than 50% of the votes, which would decide the election in the first round, according to observers.

Results are expected by Saturday afternoon, but the incumbent government will continue in office until August.

*Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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