Eight Killed In Two Car Accidents In Iraq

(MENAFN- Nam News Network) BAGHDAD, Jul 11 (NNN-NINA) – Eight people were killed and three others injured yesterday, in two car accidents, north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, a Police source said.

In one accident, three civilians and an army officer were killed, when two civilian cars collided on a road, near a village located south of the northern city of Kirkuk, Major Sabah al-Obaidi from Kirkuk police, said.

The accident resulted in the wounding of another army officer and two civilians, al-Obaidi said, adding that, the accident was a result of overtaking.

In a separate accident, four civilians were killed, when two cars collided on the main road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, the capital of Salahudin province, al-Obaidi added.

Last month, Abdul-Zahara al-Hindawi, spokesman of the Ministry of Planning, said, a ministry report showed that 11,552 traffic accidents occurred in 2023, in Iraq, with 3,019 people killed, mainly due to negligence of traffic rules and deteriorating road conditions.– NNN-NINA


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