Most of casualties are women and children who could not swim, local official is quoted as saying by Reuters.
Dozens of people have been reported dead after an overloaded ferry capsized in Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Citing police and medical sources, Reuters news agency reported at least 40 people were killed in Thursday’s accident.
Most of the casualties on the ferry were women and children who could not swim, Husam Khalil, the head of Mosul’s Civil Defence Authority, was quoted as saying by Reuters.
The vessel is believed to be carrying around 200 people when it capsized.
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