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Iraq road accident kills 12

By AFP
July 30, 2022

BAGHDAD: Women and children were among 12 people killed in a road accident in Iraq when a minivan and a dump truck collided, authorities said on Friday.

The accident, which they blamed on speeding and reckless driving, happened overnight on a road linking Baghdad to Babylon province, a statement said.

The collision, which transport authorities blamed on "high speed, not paying attention and an improperly executed U-turn", killed 12 people and injured five, they said.

One official told AFP that women and children were among the victims, without specifying their number.