Six Dead In Car Accident In Iraq

(MENAFN- Nam News Network) BAGHDAD, Jun 22 (NNN-NINA) – Six people were killed yesterday, in a car accident, when a sedan collided with a fuel tanker, on a road north-west of Baghdad, a traffic Police official said.

Provincial traffic police officer, Mahmoud al-Bakri, said that, the incident occurred when a sedan car carrying five people, collided with a tanker on a desert road, between the provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, causing a fire.

A civil defence team arrived at the scene to put out the fire, while ambulances evacuated the victims to hospital, al-Bakri said.

Meanwhile, a source from the hospital in the city of Samarra, said that, the hospital received six burned bodies, five belonged to the small car and another one was the tanker driver.

More than 7,000 traffic accidents occurred in Iraq last year, mainly due to deteriorating road conditions, inadequate traffic signals and safety barriers, as well as, negligence of traffic rules, according to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights.– NNN-NINA


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