70 Dead in Iraq After Ferry Sinks

Mikhaila Roome, Writer

More than 70 people have been reported dead after a ferry sank in Mosul, Iraq. The ferry was headed to a tourist island for the Kurdish New Year celebrations, and most of the 100 passengers were said to not have been able to swim.

Authorities had warned people that water levels were rising because of the opening of the Mosul dam, but the ship operator ignored these warnings. Many people are accusing them for the ferry sinking in the Tigris river.

The Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi ordered an investigation to “determined the responsibilities”. The authorities have also stopped traffic to make way for the ambulances.

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