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Scores dead as ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq’s Mosul

Scores dead as ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq’s Mosul

2019/03/21 | 20:10

(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- Al Jazeera reports:Scores of people have died after a ferry carrying families celebrating the Nowruz holiday capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to officials.

Major General Saad Maan, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said at least 71 people were killed in Thursday's accident. A separate source told Reuters news agency that 72 were confirmed dead.

Another 55 people, including 19 children, were rescued.

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