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Bodies of Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian retrieved from wreckage

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) The bodies of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran have been retrieved and taken to Tabriz, an official said.
The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Pir-Hossein Koulivand said on Monday that the bodies of all the passengers in the ill-fated helicopter have been transferred to ambulances taken to the cemetery of Tabriz, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported.
He said the rescue teams were deployed to the crash scene after an Iranian drone detected the exact location of wreckage of the helicopter. The search operation had continued throughout the night in the foggy and rainy weather, he added.
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Defeated half of Hamas forces in Rafah: Israeli Army

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Extreme weather leaves 126 homeless in Ecuador

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