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Crowded ferry in Iraq sinks with dozens of families on board: at least 94 dead
In the Iraqi city of Mosul is in the Tigris, a ferry sunk. At least 94 people were killed, among them especially a lot of women and children. From the river were 55 people alive to be rescued. That said general Saad Maan, spokesman of the ministry of Internal Affairs.

The boat would be capsized because they were overloaded. On board were about two hundred people, while the vessel has a capacity of fifty passengers. Beside it stood the water level of the Tigris is quite high, by the rains of the past weeks. The victims include many women and children who could not swim. the

The people on board were on their way to Noroez, the Persian new year party, to celebrate. Traditionally, picnicking families than in the park. Mosul was in 2017 freed from Islamic State (IS). The city came in the summer of 2014 under the control of the terreurgroepering.

Read also IN the PICTURE: satellite images show incredible destruction Iraqi city of Mosul

Adil Abdul-Mahdi, the prime minister of Iraq, has three days of national mourning was declared. The government dropped himself off to Mosul.

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