Posted Date: 26/11/2018
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Iraqi flood caused 17 deaths, 178 injured Prime Minister issued emergency relief measures.

Iraqi flood caused 17 deaths, 178 injured Prime Minister issued emergency relief measures

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Original title: Iraqi flood caused 17 deaths 178 injured Prime Minister issued emergency relief measures

On November 25, local time, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced that flooding in several provinces had killed 17 people and injured 178 people. In addition, thousands of people have taken refuge from home. Prime Minister Mehdi held an emergency meeting on the 24th to discuss the next disaster relief arrangements and dispatched the crisis handling team to the affected areas.

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According to information released by the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources, after two days of heavy rainfall, the flow in some of the northern basin of the Tigris has reached 3,000 cubic meters per second. The Ministry of Water Resources is mobilizing water conservancy facilities along the river to minimize flood peaks and direct river water to the south.

Prime Minister Mehdi approved a series of emergency measures at the emergency meeting, requiring departments and provincial officials to prepare for greater rainfall and overhaul water pipelines and stations. All departments have given priority to disaster relief work, and prepared sufficient quantities. Tent, necessities and disaster prevention facilities, and deliver aid to the affected areas to compensate for the property losses of the affected people.

Iraqi flood caused 17 deaths 178 injured Prime Minister issued emergency relief measures.


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