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cries for help could be heard from bystanders on dry land as an overloaded ferry sank into the tigris river in a rock Thursday medics say at least seventy two people were killed many of those victims official said were women and children who could not swim , I lost my wife and daughter I am the only one to this case the ferry went into the Muddy Waters north of Mosul in a recreational area popular with families and according to one witness was taking people to a man made island another witness said he saw victims in the water begging for help but could do nothing as he also cannot swim rescuers were able to save at least twelve passengers reconstruction of Mosel has barely begun after it was largely destroyed in a military campaign against the Islamic state in twenty seventeen residents who have returned to rebuild their homes say they feel abandoned by the central government , a source in the civil defense authorities said the boat had been loaded to twice its capacity causing it to capsize