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Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, 63, perishes in a helicopter accident

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, 63, perishes in a helicopter accidentIran President Ebrahim Raisi, 63, perishes in a helicopter accident

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash, according to Iranian state media. In the event on Sunday, he, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollhian, and other senior officials were killed.

All passengers in the helicopter were killed, according to an Iranian official

Found in a mountainous area, the helicopter was largely wrecked.

On May 19, a collision happened while returning from a border visit to Iran and Azerbaijan.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash, as confirmed by Iranian state media. There were no survivors found at the crash site, which also carried Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and other senior officials.

After hours of searching through mountainous terrain in inclement weather, rescue teams located the crashed helicopter. President Raisi’s helicopter was completely burned in the crash, an official told Reuters.

According to Iranian state TV, there was no sign of life when the chopper was discovered

The helicopter crashed in Jolfa, located in the mountainous northwestern region of Iran, on Sunday. The incident occurred as Raisi and his entourage were returning from a visit to Iran’s border with Azerbaijan.

First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber is next in line for the presidency, pending approval from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Here are the most recent tidings in this big tale:

Early on Monday, state-run IRNA released footage purportedly showing the crash site of President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter. The site is located across a steep valley in a green mountain range. In the video, soldiers speaking in the local language can be heard saying, There it is, we found it.

Shortly after, state television claimed, There was no sign of life from people onboard.

According to Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of the Iranian Red Crescent, the bodies of those killed in the helicopter crash have been transported to the city of Tabriz, as reported by Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News. He also stated that the search and rescue operations have now concluded.

CNN, citing Iranian media, reported that a total of nine people were aboard the helicopter, including President Raisi, Foreign Minister Abdollahian, three other Iranian officials, an imam, and members of the flight and security teams. Among the officials was Malek Rahmati, the Governor of Eastern Azerbaijan province. -Iran President Ebrahim Raisi

Search efforts continued through the night and into Monday morning to locate the crash site in East Azerbaijan province, despite challenging weather conditions, including dense fog and extreme cold.

According to the Tasnim news agency, Mohammad Mokhber, the first Vice President of Iran, chaired an emergency cabinet meeting on Monday. A photo released from the meeting depicted a portrait of Raisi alongside a black robe placed over an unoccupied chair.

The Iranian government released a statement affirming its commitment to continue operating “without any interruption” despite heightened tensions in the Middle East.

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Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, expressed mourning for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, stating that he had supported them during the ongoing conflict with Israel. Additionally, Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah group also mourned Raisi, describing him as a protector of resistance movements.

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