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In Iraq, on the Tigris River sank the ferry. According to media reports, at least 40 people died

Most of the passengers were women and children who do not know how to swim.

On the Tigris River in Iraq, the ferry sank, reports Reuters. According to the agency, at least 40 people died. At the time of this writing, at least 12 people were saved.

Updated at 18:40: The death toll at the ferry crash increased to 71 people, the country’s Interior Ministry reported.

According to local authorities, among the victims – mostly women and children who can not swim. According to the BBC with reference to “some sources”, there may be 60 dead.

According to Al-Jazeera, on board the ferry were 200 people who celebrated Navruz. Presumably, the cause of the crash was the overload of the vessel.

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