Sad news today as an accident at Majdi Land in Erbil resulted in the death of 3 people and injured two others as a crane crashed into a rollercoaster ride last night. The crane hit the ride, including the cart that was carrying the five victims. An investigation is sure to follow.
Meanwhile, a suicide bomber killed at least seven people late Wednesday at a crowded park in Iraq’s capital in the first such attack in Baghdad since the start a week ago of the holy month of Ramadan. Police and emergency workers intercepted the bomber as he entered the park in Shoala, but he managed to set off his bomb. At least 16 people were wounded in the attack.
Lastly, in a bid for more positive news, Iran’s president has called for an end to the ban on women entering sports stadiums. While speaking to athletes on Tuesday, Rouhani said there should be no difference between men and women and that women should therefore be allowed to take part in sports events and enter sports arenas. In April, a group of women dressed up as men, wearing wigs and fake beards, to watch a football match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, sparking a discussion.