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Big boat accident in Iraq's Mosul city, 83 people die

Big boat accident in Iraq's Mosul city, 83 people die

At least 83 people died after the boat sank in the Tigris river near Mosul city of Iraq. The accident took place when a large number of people came out to celebrate Navroj (New Age).

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At least 83 people died after the boat sank in the Tigris river near Mosul city of Iraq. More than the capacity in the boat, people were aboard who were celebrating the New Year. Officials have given this information.


Colonel Hussam Khalil, Chief of Civil Defense in the northern Nineveh province said that the incident took place on Thursday when a large number of people came out to celebrate Navroj. Navroz Kurdish symbolizes the arrival of New Year and Spring.


Health Ministry spokesman Saif Al Badr said that the search campaign is still going on. Khalil said the boat overturned due to technical problems. Most of the dead are women and children. Many people were injured in the accident. The treatment of these people is going on in the hospital.

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