Ebrahim Raisi: Emotional Video Shows Iran President's Remains Being Moved From Accident Scene

Ebrahim Raisi: Emotional Video Shows Iran President's Remains Being Moved From Accident Scene

  • The body of Iran's president Ebrahim Raisi was recovered on Monday, May 20, after the rescue team stepped up a search mission amid heavy rains
  • A video capturing the emotional moment the rescue team evacuated his body alongside the remains of other victims surfaced online
  • The team chanted Allah (God) as they lifted the bodies while emotionally conversing in Arabic

Iran's president, Ebrahim Rais, died in a helicopter crash alongside eight other occupants, including the country's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian.

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi (r) and screenshot (l) of rescue team carrying his body from the accident scene.
A video emotionally showing the rescue team evacuating President Ebrahim Raisi and other victims from the accident scene emerged on Monday, May 20. Photo: Sulaiman Ahmed.
Source: UGC

The Red Crescent Society, which discovered the location of the crashed helicopter, stated that there were no signs of the helicopter's occupants being alive.

After accessing the scene where the helicopter crashed, videos of the rescue team ferrying the victim's body on Monday, May 20, emerged.

The rescuers were heard in the video emotionally chanting the name of God (Allah) in Arabic as they carried away the bodies of the victims.

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Why did the rescue mission take too long to reach the scene?

Although the cause of the crash that claimed the life of Raisi has not been established, the country has been experiencing heavy rains and foggy conditions, which investigators have pointed out as a potential cause of the tragic accident.

Who were the other passengers onboard?

Among them were the Governor of Eastern Azerbaijan province, Malek Rahmati, Tabriz's Imam Mohamed Ali Alehashem, the pilot, the copilot, the crew chief, the head of security, and the bodyguard.

The death of Raisi was confirmed on Monday, May 20, by his Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, after the rescue team reported that no one had survived.

What happens to the leadership of Iran after the death of Raisi?

After Raisi's tragic demise, the first Vice President, Mohammad Mokhber, is expected to take over in an acting capacity.

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However, the approval needs to come from Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is the overall leader and makes all major decisions in Iran.

Iran president killed in helicopter crash

YEN.com.gh reported that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, long seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, was killed in a helicopter crash.

There are now political uncertainties in major oil-producing countries after Iran's president's death.

Nigerian social commentator Reno Omokri asked his people to brace up for an increment in oil prices.

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