Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the leader of Iraq, Barham Ahmed Saleh, in connection with the numerous victims of the ferry crash. This is the press service of the Kremlin.
“ Accept deep condolences in connection with the tragic consequences of the crash of a ferry on the Tigris River – the death of dozens of passengers, including many children and women ,” the telegram says.
The head of state urged that the words of sympathy and support be conveyed to the relatives of the deceased. In addition, he wished all the wounded a speedy recovery.
As Life had already reported, 71 people were killed during the ferry crash . At the same time, there were more than 150 people aboard, 54 rescued, and the fate of the rest remains unknown. Among the dead are many women and children who could not swim.