Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash – state media | BBC News

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

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was also killed in Sunday’s crash, along with several others.

The helicopter – one of three travelling in a convoy – crashed after it got into difficulties in heavy fog in the north of the country.

President Raisi was heading to the city of Tabriz, in the north west of Iran, after returning from an Iran-Azerbaijan border area, according to local media.

The incident sparked a massive search operation that was hampered by bad weather conditions.

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