Iran: 9 die in helicopter crash
n Iranian news agency says a helicopter carrying victims of a car accident to a hospital has crashed, killing 9 people on board. Local official Reza Vafainejad says the helicopter was en route to the northeastern city of Mashhad when it went down.


Fars didn't give the cause of Wednesday's crash. It says one person on board was seriously injured in addition to those killed. Iran has a history of frequent air accidents blamed on its aging aircraft and poor maintenance. (AP)