At least 6 people were killed today, Monday, 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 on Monday morning, when “a bus carrying fans heading to Basra to attend the Qatar-Iraq match” in the semi-finals of the 25th Gulf Cup, which is scheduled to take place in the afternoon, collided with a truck, which led to “the killing of six people,” according to Abdul Hussein Al-Jabri, Director of Forensic Medicine. In Dhi Qar Governorate, located in southern Iraq, and its center is Nasiriyah.
He added that “five wounded people were also admitted to Nasiriyah General Hospital, two of them are 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 that has been witnessed in the city of Nasiriyah and its external roads since Monday morning.”
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