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Iran's President Raisi dead in helicopter crash, state media confirms

08:48, Monday, 20 May, 2024
Iran's President Raisi dead in helicopter crash, state media confirms

Iranian media has confirmed the death of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, aged 63, and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian following a helicopter crash in the country's mountainous province of East Azerbaijan.

Iranian state media Press TV and semi-official Tasnim and Mehr news agencies reported all those on board were killed.

Reuters also reported the president's death, citing a senior official.

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