Mosul Ferry Disaster

Press Statement
Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 22, 2019


The United States is saddened by the reports of dozens of deaths, including many women and children, after a ferry capsized in the Tigris River in Mosul. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and hope for a speedy recovery of those injured.

The United States reaffirms its friendship to the people of Iraq and stands with them during this national tragedy.