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Truck driver arrested for killing six students in Basra

Basra &#8211 At least 6 students have been killed and 14 injured Tuesday when a truck ploughed into them on their way out of college in Iraq&#8217s southern province of Basra, authorities mentioned.

&#8220Police in Basra arrested the truck driver who ran over 6 students, killing them and injuring 14&#8221 many others in the Al-Hartha location, inside ministry spokesperson Miqdad Miri stated.

In accordance to original data, the driver &#8220shed command of the truck when the brakes failed,&#8221 he added in a assertion.

In 2022, highway accidents in Iraq claimed the life of far more than 4,900 people, an ordinary of 13 per working day, in accordance to wellness ministry figures.

Conflict, neglect and endemic corruption have left oil-rich Iraq&#8217s infrastructure, such as roadways and bridges, in disrepair.

Officers often blame crashes on motorists ignoring the speed restrict, utilizing cellular telephones guiding the wheel, and drug and alcohol use.

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