At the same time, the Ministry of Water Resources owes our Iraqi people and the families of the innocent victims in the sinking of the ferry in the beloved city of Mosul. The Ministry confirms that the water discharges at the Tigris River at the time of the accident are normal releases and 50% less than the permitted discharges in the river section. To the repeated warnings by the ministry before the incident and did not release water caused the sinking of the ferry at all, but because of the greed and negligence of the owner of the ferry and officials of the island tourist for the maintenance and disregard for the lives of innocent citizens, and those who promote such rumors False and false statements are intended to mislead public opinion and obliterate the truth of the culprit and the real cause of the tragic incident that has claimed the lives of dozens of innocent children, women and men.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs