News / 19 kids among 94 dead as Iraq ferry on holiday trip sinks in Tigris River

Hindustan Times : Mar 22, 2019, 12:10 PM
Over 90 people, mostly women and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq’s worst accident in years. The accident, which struck as the overloaded vessel turned back, also coincided with Mother’s Day in Iraq. 94 people had died and 55 were rescued, after spokesman Saad Maan said at least 19 children were dead