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

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

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.