Ferry capsize kills nearly 80 in Iraq’s Mosul – medics

Iraqi rescues are seen near the site where an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, March, 21,2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

MOSUL (Reuters) – At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul in northern Iraq, medical sources told Reuters on Thursday. Most of the casualties on the ferry were women and children who could not swim, said the head of Mosul’s Civil Defence […]

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