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Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:35

UN SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert expresses deep sorrow at the loss of life in the Tigris River ferry disaster

Baghdad, Iraq, 21 March 2019 - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, expresses deep sorrow at the loss of many lives after a ferry sank in the River Tigris in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, today.

“This is a terrible tragedy. We express our deep sorrow at the deaths. Our hearts go out to the families and relatives of the victims. It is equally tragic that this disaster occurred on the first day of Spring when many people were celebrating the Nowruz holiday. A thorough investigation will tell us what exactly happened and why there was this loss of life.”

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For more information, please contact: Mr. Samir Ghattas, Director of Public Information/Spokesperson

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Phone: +964 790 193 1281, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Agency: UNAMI