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21 Mar 2019 | 03:00 PM UTC

Iraq: Ferry capsizes on Tigris near Mosul, leaving at least 60 dead March 21

Iraq News Alert

Ferry capsizes on Tigris River near Mosul, leaving at least 60 people dead March 21; localized traffic disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Mosul

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A ferry capsized on the Tigris River near Mosul amid the Nowruz holiday on Thursday, March 21, leaving at least 60 people dead. The death toll may rise over the coming hours. Roads near the site of the accident have reportedly been closed to allow emergency responders to access the area.

Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.


Individuals in the Mosul area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for localized traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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