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Another ferry goes out of control in Nineveh

Nineveh's directorate of civil defense said that a ferry in a tourist island in the province has been out of control, due to the rising level the Tigris.

The directorate said that it managed to control one of the two ferries left on the Island's bank, warning against the consequences in case the ferry could hit the old pillars of the bridge.

On 21 March 2019, a ferry carrying passengers on the Tigris River near Mosul capsized and sank, killing 103 people, 12 of them children, according to some reports.

The capsize was caused by overcrowding on-board the vessel, and by high water levels on the Tigris.

Subsequently, the parliament voted to sack Nineveh governor and his two deputies, in line with Abd al-Mahdi's request.
Last Modified: Saturday، 13 April 2019 01:16 AM