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Mosul's sunk ferry death toll nears 100: ministry

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The death toll of an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul on Thursday rose to 100 persons, a governmental source announced.

 

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Update: Death toll of sunk Tigris ferry rises to 80

At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul in northern Iraq, medical sources said on Thursday. Most of the casualties on the ferry were women and children who could not swim, said the head of Mosul's Civil Defense Authority Husam Khalil.

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