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Iran’s President Raisi killed in a helicopter crash, state media confirm

The ill-fated copter also carried FM Amir-Abdollahian, East Azerbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati and supreme leader's representative

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has been killed in a helicopter crash, state media confirmed on Monday.

The ill-fated helicopter also carried FM Amir-Abdollahian, East Azerbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati and the supreme leader’s representative

The first vice president Mohammad Mokhber has taken over as interim president while Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani has been appointed as acting foreign minister.

The Iranian Red Crescent said that the bodies of President Raisi and others who died in the crash had been recovered, and search operations had ended.

“We are in the process of transferring the bodies of the martyrs to Tabriz” in Iran’s northwest, Red Crescent chief Pirhossein Koolivand told state TV, adding that the “search operations have come to an end”.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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