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92 die in boat capsize in Iraq

BAGHDAD, March 22, 2019

At least 92 people died when an overcrowded boat capsized in the Tigris river in Iraq on Thursday, officials said.
 
The accident happened near Mosul during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations, a CNN report quoting officials said.
 
Twelve children were among the victims, health ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr said.
 
There were about 150 people on board the boat and about 60 are still missing, said Mosul Mayor Zuhair al-Araji.
 
The ferry was transporting people to a small tourist island called Umm al-Rabeein. It was loaded with over twice the permitted capacity, officials said.
 



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