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Abd al-Mahdi proposes sacking Nineveh governor over Mosul sunk ferry

Iraq's Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi visits the people injured after a ferry sank in the Tigris river, at Salam hospital in Mosul, Iraq March 21, 2019. Picture taken March 21, 2019

Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi requested the parliament to dismiss the governor of Nineveh governorate along with his two deputies over the death of over 120 persons where onboard the sunk ferry at Tigris River near Mosul City.


In a statement directed to the parliament released at the early hours of Saturday, Abd al-Mahdi requested to exempt the governor from the office, for failure in practicing his duties, and negligence in meeting his responsibilities.


The incident ignited outrage among Iraqis, who demanded to held the responsible people for the tragic death of their relatives to be held accountable.


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