Middle East

Death toll from Iraq ferryboat accident hits 105

Two more bodies pulled from Tigris River 20 kilometers south of Mosul

Serhad Shakir   | 02.04.2019
Death toll from Iraq ferryboat accident hits 105


At least two more bodies have been pulled from the Tigris River, bringing the total death toll from last month’s ferryboat accident to 105, according to a local security sources.

“Two bodies, a man and a child, were recovered by residents of the Hamam al-Alil district located some 20 kilometers south of Mosul,” Fawzi Abdullah al-Shammari, a civil-defense official in Nineveh province (of which Mosul is the regional capital), told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

A total of 54 people still remain unaccounted for.

On March 21, a ferryboat carrying an estimated 170 passengers sank in the Tigris River near Mosul.

Nine people have so far been detained by the authorities in connection with the deadly incident.

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