Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi Dies in Helicopter Crash

On Sunday night, it was reported that the leader of Iran was caught in a devastating helicopter crash that claimed his life and others in a mountainous region.

A senior Iranian official who led the massive search and rescue operation revealed that the lives of Ebrahim Raisi and his Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were in danger.


Also, Ahmad Vahidi, Iran's interior minister, attributed bad weather to the crash that claimed the life of their President, which happened about one month after Iran launched a missile and drone attack on Israel. Iran's official media reported the helicopter crash as accidental.


The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the entire Iranian army were called upon for the rescue mission by the chief of staff of the Iranian military.

It was reported that more than 65 search and rescue teams, medical personnel, and drones were sent to the area around Jolfa, about 375 miles northwest of Tehran, close to the border with Azerbaijan. 


Unfortunately, the rescue attempts were delayed by the thick fog and difficult terrain, causing the helicopter searches to stop until sunset.


President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter went out of radar in what state media called an "accident," leaving Iran in a state of confusion as search and rescue crews searched a mountainous foggy area on Sunday.