MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:38:52 +0000 At least 83 dead in Iraq ferry disaster http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/1b096fcc0b2549abaeacde36c412f9ef A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said. (March 21) 1b096fcc0b2549abaeacde36c412f9ef Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:20:06 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART VALIDATED UGC - COURTESY MOHAMMED ISSAM SHOTLIST: ++VERTICAL MOBILE PHONE FOOTAGE++ VALIDATED UGC - AP CLIENTS ONLY++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio content checked against known locations and events by regional experts++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by Mohammed IssamMosul - 21 March 2019 1. People watching from riverside restaurant as ferry passengers struggle in fast-flowing water2. Ferry passengers in water VALIDATED UGC - AP CLIENTS ONLY++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio content checked against known locations and events by regional experts++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting++Video cleared for use by all AP clients Mosul - 21 March 2019 3. Long continuous shot of man jumping into river to rescue victims, tracking shot of people watching from ashore ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mosul - 21 March 2019  ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 4. Mid of man talking to police5. Mid of people and ambulance personnel by ambulance6. People standing on bridge structure in river7. River8. Helicopter hovering over river STORYLINE: A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said. Many of the dead were women and children who could be seen struggling to swim against a strong current, their heads bobbing in the water opposite restaurants and an amusement park where people had been celebrating. Mobile phone footage obtained by the Associated Press showed a young man, jumping into the river and swimming towards the ferry to rescue those on board. According to the head of the Civil Defense in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, the ferry sank because of a technical problem, and that there weren't many boats in the area to rescue people. He said more than 80 people were on the ferry when it sank. The accident was the worst in recent memory, and the death toll was expected to rise. The usually tame Tigris is running high this time of year, fed by snowmelt from mountains in Turkey, and the river had swelled further after a rainy season that brought more precipitation than in previous years. Iraqi TV said a court in Mosul detained nine workers operating the ferry and issued an arrest warrant for the owner of the tourist island where it was headed. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said. (March 21) At least 83 dead in Iraq ferry disaster