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13 killed in traffic accident south of Baghdad

Arab World Materials 17 April 2022 03:31
13 killed in traffic accident south of Baghdad

Up to 13 people, including nine school teachers, were killed and four others wounded in a car crash south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Iraqi authorities and a source said on Saturday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

Iraqi Interior Ministry's traffic directorate said in a statement that a 4-wheel drive vehicle and a minibus collided as a result of inattentive driving and speeding in the north of Babil's province capital Hilla, some 110 km south of Baghdad.

An earlier statement by the directorate said that the accident took place around midnight.

A local security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that nine schools teachers were among the dead while they were returning in a minibus from Karbala to Baghdad.

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