Tragedy in Iraq: Truck lured and killed 6 students

Six students were killed and 14 injured when he fell on them in a suburb of Basra in , today Tuesday (2.4.24). A spokesman for the Iraq Interior Ministry said the truck driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle due to a brake failure, resulting in lure students leaving their school into the Hartha area. Despite Iraq being a oil-rich country, infrastructure is in a miserable state after decades of conflict. The streets are often filled with potholes and without lighting at night. Police also highlight drivers’ poor behavior, pointing to speed limits violations, alcohol or drug consumption, as well as the use of mobile phones. It is noted that in 2022 more than 4,900 were killed in traffic accidents in Iraq, an average of 13 deaths a day, according to data from the Iraq Ministry of Health.