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Monday June 24, 2024

VIDEO: Last visuals of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi before crash

Ebrahim Raisi lost his life on Sunday after his helicopter crashed due to poor weather

By Web Desk
May 20, 2024
Irans President Ebrahim Raisi on board a helicopter, flying over a dam during a visit to the countrys northwest. — Reuters
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on board a helicopter, flying over a dam during a visit to the country's northwest. — Reuters

In a tragic incident, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and other senior officials lost their lives on Sunday as their helicopter crashed due to poor weather. 

The officials were returning after attending an inauguration ceremony of a dam on Iran’s border with the Republic of Azerbaijan when the helicopter crashed, claiming the lives of all onboard. 

The chopper crashed while flying through a mountainous terrain amid heavy fog in the Varzaqan region of the country's East Azerbaijan province on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), East Azarbaijan Province’s Governor Malek Rahmati, and Mehdi Mousavi, the head of Raisi’s guard team were on board the crashed aircraft as well.

A large-scale search and rescue operation in the fog-shrouded mountain area of East Azerbaijan province was launched and the search teams located the wreckage on Monday morning.

Here is a video of Raisi's last moments before the helicopter crashed, claiming his life and others who were travelling with him.