India Declares One-Day State Mourning After Iranian President's Death

As a mark of respect for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash, a one-day state mourning will be observed across India on Tuesday. The Iranian President, the country's foreign minister, and other officials were found dead after the helicopter carrying them crashed in a mountainous region in the country's northwest.
India Declares One-Day State Mourning For Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

India Declares One-Day State Mourning For Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

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New Delhi: As a mark of respect for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash, a one-day state mourning will be observed across India on Tuesday, the Union Home Ministry announced. The national flag will be flown at half-mast on buildings and there will be no official entertainment during the mourning period.
The Iranian President, the country's foreign minister, and other officials were found dead after the helicopter carrying them crashed in a mountainous region in the country's northwest.
Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Hossein Amit-Abdollahian, the country's foreign minister, passed away in a helicopter crash, a home ministry spokesperson said.
"As a mark of respect to the departed dignitaries, the government of India has decided that there will be one day's state mourning on May 21 (Tuesday) throughout India," the spokesperson said.
"On the day of mourning, the national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India on all buildings where the national flag is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day," the spokesperson added.
(With Inputs From PTI)
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