Iran President Ebrahim Raisi's death

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi’s death: State mourning is to be observed on May 21st


Iran President Ebrahim Raisi’s death: As mourning is being observed across the nation, the national flag, which is typically flown, will be flown at half-mast. The government has declared a one-day state of mourning on May 21st to pay respect to Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, who died in a helicopter crash.

The government has also announced that there will be no official entertainment throughout the day because of the news of Iran President Ebrahim Raisi’s death.

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi’s death tragedy

Ebrahim Raisi, who was aged 63, and others were heading to the northwestern city of Tabriz after returning from a locality on the Azerbaijan-Iran border on Sunday when their helicopter crashed in the northwestern region of Iran. Ebrahim Raisi and other officials were found dead on Monday at the site of the helicopter crash. According to reports by IRNA, Raisi was flying in a U.S.-made Bell 212 helicopter.

Many famous politicians and heads of the nation expressed their condolences to the people who lost their lives.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter): Deeply concerned by reports regarding President Raisi’s helicopter flight today. We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people in this hour of distress, and pray for well being of the President and his entourage.

Narendra Modi on X

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also expressed his shock at Iran President Ebrahim Raisi’s death. He wrote “Deeply shocked to hear of the passing away of Iran’s President Dr Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister H. Amir-Abdollahian in the helicopter crash,” on X (formerly known as Twitter)

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