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President of Iran died in a helicopter crash: The first photos from the crash site have arrived PHOTO

The Mehr news agency announced this morning that all passengers in the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi were killed.

Izvor: B92, Tanjug

President of Iran died in a helicopter crash: The first photos from the crash site have arrived PHOTO
Tanjug/Azin Haghighi, Moj News Agency via AP


This was confirmed to Reuters this morning by an unnamed Iranian official. As a reminder, Iran's state television announced that there were no survivors at the place where the helicopter carrying the country's president, Ebrahim Raisi, crashed, reports CNN.

Rescue teams have reached the crash site where the helicopter was completely burned, an unnamed Iranian official told Reuters.

The first photos appeared on social networks, allegedly showing the wreckage of the helicopter.

"President Raisi's helicopter is completely burnt... unfortunately, all passengers are feared dead," the official said after search teams found the wreckage of the helicopter.

State television previously reported that search teams had found the crash site of the helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi and that the president of Iran's Red Crescent said the situation was not "good".

Anadolu Agency reported that a Turkish drone assisting in the search identified a heat source suspected to be the wreckage of the helicopter and shared the coordinates of the possible crash site with Iranian authorities.

The helicopter carrying President Raisi and the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, crashed yesterday in the northwest of Iran, in the Verzegan region.

As a reminder, the helicopter carrying Raisi and the country's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian crashed in the northwest of the country in the Verzegan region, and rescue teams arrived in the emergency zone and searched for the helicopter.


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