Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 85
The death toll from today’s tragic ferry sinking in the Tigris River in Mosul has risen to 85, Iraqi officials confirm.
According to local officials, at least 200 passengers were on board at the time the ferry sank. The ferry were heading to a tourist island.
A through investigation to determine what caused the sinking was reported to be underway.
A video apparently recorded at the time the ferry sank, shows the panic and struggle for life among passengers as the ferry capsized and sank.