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Bangladesh declares one-day state mourning at death of Iran’s president

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Published: 14:50, 21 May 2024   Update: 14:50, 21 May 2024
Bangladesh declares one-day state mourning at death of Iran’s president

The Government of Bangladesh has announced a national day of mourning on Thursday (May 23) following the deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other high officials.

The cabinet division has issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday (May 21).

The national flag will be flown at half-mast in all government, semi-government and autonomous institutions and educational institutions, including all government and private buildings and Bangladesh missions abroad.

Besides, special prayers will be held in all mosques in Bangladesh for the eternal peace of the departed souls.

At the same time, special prayers will be organized in other religious institutions.

The Iranian president and its Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain near the Azerbaijan border early yesterday (May 20).

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