Baghdad: Seven people were killed and 30 others injured in a road accident of a bus carrying Iraqi football fans to Basra to attend 25th Arabian Gulf Cup football tournament.

A medical source spoke to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), saying that the bus collided with a large truck in Dhi Qar Governorate, northern Basra, adding that passengers were transported to Souq Al-Shuyukh public hospital to receive treatment.

Head of the Iraqi football federation Adnan Darjal expressed in a statement his solace and condolences to families of the victims.

The Iraqi national team goes face-to-face with Qatari counterpart in the tournament's semifinals today.