Overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris River, at least 100 die

Victims were celebrating Persian New Year Nowruz at an amusement park in Mosul when tragedy struck.

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    At least 100 people are reported drowned in Iraq's city of Mosul after their ferry capsized in the Tigris River.

    Around 200 people were on board the ferry when the incident took place. It was carrying families celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

    The victims included many women and children.

    Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Baghdad.


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