Iraq ferry sinking: more than 90 people drown in Mosul

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Victims were mostly women and children celebrating Kurdish new year, say officials

At least 94 people, including 19 children, have drowned after a ferry overloaded with revellers celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother’s Day capsized in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq.

Col Hussam Khalil, the head of the Civil Defence Corps in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, said the incident on Thursday occurred as scores of people – mostly women and children – were celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring.

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