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Iraq: Mosul residents demand answers from President Salih02:48

Iraq: Mosul residents demand answers from President Salih

Iraq, Mosul
March 22, 2019 at 23:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Angry Mosul residents threw stones at Iraqi President Barham Salih's motorcade on Friday, at the side where close to 100 people died in a ferry incident on the Tigris River the day before.

Shortly after he got out of the car, the crowd grew angry. Security officials then tried to disperse the crowd so the president could make a hasty exit. A number of people were injured in the incident.

A total of 94 people were killed, according to officials, when a tourist ferry capsized on Thursday.

The ferry was transporting people from the river bank to a small island called Umm al-Rabeein during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations.

Iraq: Mosul residents demand answers from President Salih02:48
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Angry Mosul residents threw stones at Iraqi President Barham Salih's motorcade on Friday, at the side where close to 100 people died in a ferry incident on the Tigris River the day before.

Shortly after he got out of the car, the crowd grew angry. Security officials then tried to disperse the crowd so the president could make a hasty exit. A number of people were injured in the incident.

A total of 94 people were killed, according to officials, when a tourist ferry capsized on Thursday.

The ferry was transporting people from the river bank to a small island called Umm al-Rabeein during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations.