Emergency and rescue helicopter searches for the plane that crashed in a mountainous area of central Iran, February 19, 2018. (Reuters)

June 29, 2020

A helicopter crashed on Monday in the city of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province, Iranian media reported, adding that the cause of the accident is not yet known.

“A helicopter just crashed and exploded in Shiraz,” a man is heard saying in a video shared on social media as he drives past a large smoke.

However, Iran’s Tasnim news agency denied the reports of an Iranian helicopter crashing in Fars province on Monday.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency said it enquired about the incident through local authorities and found out that no helicopter has crashed in the province.

A commander of the Iranian army’s air forces as well as the governor of Fars have also denied the reports.

“It was just a minor fire,” Fars province governor Enayatollah Rahimi said.

Al Arabiya

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