Rescuers recover 16 more bodies from sunken Iraqi ship


(Reuters) Rescuers have recovered the bodies of 16 more sailors from an Iraqi ship that sank at the weekend in the country’s territorial waters, bringing the death toll to 20, a transportation ministry 210-060 statement said on Thursday.

The Al-Misbar, a diving support ship owned by Iraq’s ports authority, sank on Saturday 200-355 after a collision with another vessel.

The ship had 31 sailors on board, of whom 11 were rescued, while four bodies were retrieved on Saturday, ports authority spokesman Anmar al-Safi said.

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