BAGHDAD, March 25 The United Nations expressed
profound concern on Saturday over reports of an incident in the
battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul that caused a high number of
"We are stunned by this terrible loss of life," Lise Grande,
the humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement.
Local officials and residents said on Thursday that dozens
of people were buried in collapsed buildings after an air raid
against Islamic State militants in the al-Aghawat al-Jadidah
district triggered a huge explosion last week.
(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Writing by Angus MacSwan; Editing
by Julia Glover)