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Iran began funeral ceremonies for Ebrahim Raisi and the members who died in the accident

Iran began funeral ceremonies for Ebrahim Raisi and the members who died in the accident

Thousands of people took to the streets of Tabriz to see the truck carrying the coffin of the former Head of State who died in a helicopter accident pass by.

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Iran The funeral ceremonies for the head of state Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hosein Amir Abdolahian who died on Sunday after a helicopter accident along with seven other people. The events will last for several days.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Tabriz, capital of the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan, the Iranian televisions. A truck that left Shohada (Martyrs) Square transported the coffins of eight of the nine dead in the accident towards the great Mosala Mosque, in Tehran.

The city woke up with a tide of people with turbans, the garment worn by clerics in the Islamic Republic, and photos of Raisí that those attending the events wore. On the second day of the five days of mourning dictated by the supreme leader of Iran, Ali Khameneiactivities were suspended in schools and government offices of the town, which remain closed as well as the shops. However, this situation was not replicated throughout the country.

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Farewell to Ebrahim Raisi and Ali Khamenei.

Farewell to Ebrahim Raisi and Ali Khamenei.

REUTERS.

After the acts of Tabrizthe coffins will be transported this Tuesday afternoon to the sacred city of Qomone of the main centers of predominant Shiite Islam in the country, and is scheduled to arrive in the Iranian capital for Wednesday, where foreign authorities are expected to participate in what will be a non-working day throughout the country.

Finally, it will be done an event on Thursday in the city of Birjandwhere Raisi He was a representative in the Assembly of Experts, the body in charge of electing the supreme leader in case of vacancy, and finally the deceased will be buried in the sacred city of Mashad (northwest).

Iran’s president dies in helicopter crash

The helicopter they were traveling in Raisi and his companions disappeared on Sunday when he returned from Tabriz along with two other devices, which arrived at their destination without problems, in which the official agency IRNA has been described as a “technical failure”. The American ‘Bell 212’ It was found a day later with the lifeless bodies of its occupants.

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The president of Iran died in a helicopter crash in Varzaqan.

The president of Iran died in a helicopter crash in Varzaqan.

REUTERS

Also killed in the accident were Governor of East Azerbaijan, Malik Rahmatithe Friday prayer leader of the city of Tabriz, Mohammad-Ali Al-Hashemtwo pilots of the aircraft, a flight attendant, the head of presidential security and a guard.

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