At least six people were killed yesterday as a result of their bus colliding with a truck on an international road between Nasiriyah and Basra in southern Iraq while they were on their way to watch a match in the Gulf Cup Football Championship.
The accident occurred when “a bus carrying fans heading to Basra to attend the Qatar-Iraq match” in the semi-finals collided with a truck, killing six people, according to the director of forensic medicine in Dhi Qar Governorate, Abdul Hussein al-Jabri.
He added that “five wounded people were also admitted to Nasiriyah General Hospital, two of them in serious condition and were provided with a respirator,” and “three others suffered various fractures.”
He said, “The cause of the accident is the heavy fog in the city of Nasiriyah and its external roads.”
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