BREAKING: Dozens Dead After Ferry Sinks

The death toll has now been reported at nearly 100 after a ferry carrying families celebrating the Nowruz holiday capsized in Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to officials. Most of the casualties were women and children who could not swim.

The overloaded vessel is believed to had been carrying around 200 people celebrating the holiday, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring. 

Source: Ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq’s Mosul, killing 40 – The Washington Post

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