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Funeral rites for Raisi to start Tuesday: Iran state media

20 May 2024, MVT 20:51
Iranians gather at Valiasr Square in central Tehran to mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash the previous day, on May 20, 2024. Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi was confirmed dead on May 20 after search and rescue teams found his crashed helicopter in a fog-shrouded mountain region, sparking mourning in the Islamic republic. -- Photo: Atta Kenare / AFP
20 May 2024, MVT 20:51

Funeral rites for Iran's president Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage who died in a helicopter crash will start on Tuesday in the northwestern city of Tabriz, state media reported.

"The funeral ceremonies for the president and his companions will take place Tuesday at 9:30 am local time (0600 GMT) in Tabriz", the official IRNA news agency said, adding that Raisi's body will later be taken to Tehran.

© Agence France-Presse

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