Iran declares national mourning over President Raisi's death

  • 20 May 11:31

Mourning has been declared in Iran over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, informs via Iranian media.

The helicopter carrying President Raisi and his accompanying delegation crashed on Sunday in the Dizmar forest in East Azerbaijan Province.

Search and rescue teams scoured the mountainous terrain in heavy fog overnight and found the wreckage early on Monday.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and several other officials were also on board. None of those on board survived.

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