Funeral prayers of late Iranian president, others held

funeral prayers of Iranian president

TEHRAN: A large crowd of people Wednesday attended the funeral prayers in Iran’s capital city of Tehran to bid farewell to their late Iranian president and his companions who lost their lives in a copter crash on Sunday.

 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led  the  funeral prayers of late President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage. 

Bodies of president Raisi and his companions were transferred to Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport on Tuesday after a funeral in northwestern city of Tabriz.

President Raisi is to be laid to rest in his hometown of Mashhad on Thursday.

PM to attend late Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi’s funeral prayers

President Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Tabriz Friday Prayer Leader Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem and Governor of East Azerbaijan Province Malek Rahmati were returning from a dam opening ceremony in Iran’s border with the Republic of Azerbaijan on Sunday when their helicopter crashed in mountainous areas in Varzaghan region. 

Two bodyguards, two pilots and a crew member were also killed in the incident.

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