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JUST IN: Iranian President Dies After Helicopter Crash

Iranian state media has said the nation’s President Ebrahim Raisi had died on Monday after his helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of the country

Iran’s vice president for executive affairs Mohsen Mansouri posted on X a Koranic verse used to express condolences.

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According to report, nine people were on board the aircraft, as reported by Tasnim news agency.

Recall that rescue teams had been scouring the area since Sunday afternoon after a helicopter carrying Raisi, the foreign minister and other officials had gone missing.

Early this morning 20th May, 2024, rescue workers located the missing helicopter, with state TV announcing that the president had died.

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“The servant of Iranian nation, Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi has achieved the highest level of martyrdom whilst serving the people,” state television said Monday, with Mehr news agency also saying he was dead.

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