Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has died after a helicopter carrying him and his entourage crashed in country’s East Azerbaijan province.

According to Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, the helicopter, made a tough landing during a visit to the country’s northwest.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and East Azarbaijan Province’s Governor Malek Rahmati were also on board the crashed aircraft.

Ebrahim Raisi along with his entourage was en route to Tabriz City after inaugurating a dam at the border with the Azerbaijan Republic on Sunday.

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