Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims walk on a road and cool off under water sprinklers, amid high temperatures, after entering Iraq through the Zurbatia border crossing between Iran and Iraq, as they head towards Iraq's holy city of Kerbala to attend the holy Shi'ite ritual of Arbaeen, in Zurbatia, Iraq, August 30, 2023. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

 – At least 16 people, mostly Iranians, were killed in a road accident in Iraq, the Iraqi state news agency said early on Saturday.

Thirteen people were also injured in the accident, which occurred on a road linking two cities in Iraq’s northern Salahuddin province, the state news agency added, citing a local medical official.

The injured were taken to hospitals in critical condition, the official said.

(Reporting by Hatem Maher; Editing by Leslie Adler and Gerry Doyle)

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