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Iranian President Raisi reported dead in helicopter crash

Update : 20 May 2024, 11:23

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, the country's foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash site, state media report. Raisi was 63.

State media gave no immediate cause for the crash.

All nine people on board the helicopter died when it crashed on Monday in Iran's northwestern East Azerbaijan region, state media said.

Raisi and Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian were traveling back from a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The helicopter disappeared from radar on Sunday afternoon.

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