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Helicopter crashes carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister crashed on Sunday as it was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog, an Iranian official told Reuters, and rescuers were struggling to reach the site of the incident.

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People pray for the well-being of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi following the crash of a helicopter carrying him, in Tehran, Iran May 19, 2024.
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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a meeting with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on the Azerbaijan-Iran border, May 19, 2024.
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Rescue vehicles are seen following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan , East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19, 2024.
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WEST ASIA NEWS AGENCY VIA REUTERS

A helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi takes off, near the Iran-Azerbaijan border, May 19. The helicopter with Raisi on board later crashed.
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A helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi takes off, near the Iran-Azerbaijan border, May 19. The helicopter with Raisi on board later crashed.
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with the families of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Tehran, Iran May 19.
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MOJ NEWS AGENCY VIA REUTERS

Rescue vehicles are seen following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19
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WEST ASIA NEWS AGENCY VIA REUTERS

Rescue vehicles are seen following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19.
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WEST ASIA NEWS AGENCY VIA REUTERS

Rescue vehicles are seen following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan , East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19.
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MOJ NEWS AGENCY VIA REUTERS

Rescue team works following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19.
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IRANIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY VIA REUTERS

An ambulance and other vehicles drive on a foggy road following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19, in this screen grab from a video.
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IRANIAN RED CRESCENT VIA REUTERS

Emergency personnel walk in a foggy area following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, in Varzaqan , East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, May 19, in this screen grab from a video.
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WEST ASIA NEWS AGENCY VIA REUTERS

People follow the news of a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, on a TV in a shop in Tehran, Iran, May 19.
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People pray for the well-being of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi following the crash of a helicopter carrying him, in Tehran, Iran May 19.
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People pray for the well-being of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi following the crash of a helicopter carrying him, in Tehran, Iran May 19.

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