BAGHDAD, March 21 – RIA News. In Iraq, the "al-Jazeera" tourist ferry has overturned, transporting dozens of people, the source of the country's security forces told Ria Novosti.
The tragedy occurred in the al-Gabat area in Mosul, most of the passengers are women and children.
"According to initial data, the main reason the ferry was overturned was the excess of the permitted number of passengers, the second reason is that the water level in the Tigris River has increased due to the ; opening of locks in the Mosul dam ", said the source of the agency.
Search and rescue operations continue.