Most of the casualties on the ferry were women and children who could not swim in Tigris River near Mosul, officials say, adding search for missing is underway.
Afghanistan's Health Ministry says at least six people were killed and 23 wounded in attack claimed by Daesh.
Nowruz, an ancient Persian festival to mark the start of spring, is widely celebrated in many parts of Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Turkey.
Eastern Turkish city of Van has attracted over one million tourists from around the world during the Nowruz holiday, which marks the beginning of spring.
A suicide attacker on foot detonated himself in front of Kabul University as Afghans celebrated Nowruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. At least 65 people were wounded in the attack.
Fifteen years after the US invasion of Iraq, the country's minorities are celebrating the ancient Zoroastrian new year, Nowruz. It's something they could not do en masse under Saddam Hussein.
Millions celebrate Nowruz, a festival that marks the beginning of spring and the new year for people from the Balkans to Central and South Asia.
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