Nearly a hundred persons were killed after the sinking ferry in Iraq

Almost a hundred people on a ferry are in Iraq Thursday to life come. The vessel sank on the river Tigris in the northern city of Mosul.

The ferry was, according to local authorities overcrowded. There would be one hunderd and seventy people on the boat have been.

At least twelve people have been rescued. Rescue operations are still ongoing. Among the fatalities are mostly women and children, who could not swim.

The boat would be on their way to the island of Umm Rabaen, a touristic area four kilometers from Mosul. In the entire region is today the Kurdish Nieuwjaarsfestival Noroez celebrated, which is the beginning of the spring sun.

More than 45 people die as a result or boat sinking in the #Tigris River in #Mosul

AvatarAuteurHawarAAliMoment of plaatsen13:58 – 21 march 2019

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