Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash: What we know so far | BBC News

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

The helicopter reportedly got into difficulties in heavy fog in the north of the country on Sunday before crashing; killing the president, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and several others.

Raisi, a hardline cleric close to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was heading to the city of Tabriz, in the north-west of the country, after returning from a dam opening ceremony.

An election for a new president is now set to take place in the next 50 days.

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Written by Romeo Ponce




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