President Dr. Muizzu expresses condolences following tragic death of Iran's President Raisi

20 May 2024 | 11:58
Iran’s President Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi (Photo/Skynews)

In a heartfelt message on social media platform X, President Muizzu expressed his deep sorrow over the tragic helicopter crash that resulted in the untimely death of Iran’s President Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi.

Deeply saddened by the untimely death of President Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi of Iran in the tragic helicopter crash

wrote President Muizzu

He prayed for the souls of President Raisi, Foreign Minister Abdollahian, and others who lost their lives in this unfortunate incident, wishing them eternal peace in Jannatul Firdaus.

He extended his condolences to the bereaved families and people of Iran during this time of profound grief.

The accident occurred amid poor weather conditions in the mountainous forest area of Dizmar near the town of Varzaghan.

State media reported that President Raisi was in the province to inaugurate a dam project alongside his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliev.

The convoy included three helicopters, two of which reached their destinations safely.

However, the helicopter carrying President Raisi faced tragic circumstances, leading to this grievous incident.

Rescue operations faced challenges due to the difficult weather, but the crash site was located after an intense, hours-long search.