8 killed in 2 car accidents in Iraq-Xinhua

8 killed in 2 car accidents in Iraq

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-07-11 05:16:45

BAGHDAD, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Eight people were killed and three injured on Wednesday in two car accidents north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police source said.

In one accident, three civilians and an army officer were killed when two civilian cars collided on a road near a village located south of the northern city of Kirkuk, Major Sabah al-Obaidi from Kirkuk police told Xinhua.

The accident resulted in the wounding of another army officer and two civilians, al-Obaidi said, adding that the accident was a result of overtaking.

In a separate accident, four civilians were killed when two cars collided on the main road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, the capital of Salahudin province, al-Obaidi added.

Last month, Abdul-Zahara al-Hindawi, spokesman of the Ministry of Planning, said a ministry report showed that 11,552 traffic accidents occurred in 2023 in Iraq, with 3,019 people killed, mainly due to negligence of traffic rules and deteriorating road conditions.