"Over 70 people, including 19 children, have been killed in a färjeolycka on the river Tigris near the town of Mosul in Iraq, the Russian ministry of the interior. According to authorities, 55 people were rescued or managed to get themselves in the country."
"– It's a disaster, no one expected this, " says a man who took his check to the river."
"the Ferry was full of passengers crossed the Tigris to visit a popular utflyktsplats. Most of those killed were women and children who could not swim, according civilförsvarets manager Husam Khalil."
"the Ferry sank because there were too many passengers on board, over a hundred," says a source within the iraqi authorities."
"the Authorities have urged for caution when boating on the river since the days of heavy rain have led to Mosuldammen been dropped in water and that the Tigris's water level has been raised."