News ID: 111377
Publish Date : 16 January 2023 - 21:43

BAGHDAD (Xinhua) – Six people were killed and 22 others wounded on Monday in a bus-truck collision near Iraq’s southern city of Basra, a traffic police source said. The bus, carrying Iraqi football fans, collided with a truck on a highway between the provinces of Dhi Qar and Basra, where the fans were en route to attend the Iraqi national team’s match against Qatar, Colonel Mohammed Abdul-Hussein from Basra traffic police told Xinhua. Abdul-Hussein said the accident occurred due to heavy fog on the highway north of Basra. A statement by the health department of Dhi Qar province confirmed the death toll, adding that the victims, all onboard the bus, have been sent to nearby hospitals and medical centers.

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