Flood in southern Iraq leaves two people dead

12/24/2022 3:52:36 PM
 Flood in southern Iraq.
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Basra and Nasiriyah were flooded following rainfall.

Two people lost their lives in a flood in Basra and Nasiriyah as power was cut across the two provinces and declared tomorrow a holiday.

A child lost his liver, and four others were injured when a house collapsed in Basra yesterday evening as heavy rains, floods, and thunderstorms hit most southern and central Iraqi provinces. In Nasiriyah, a house collapsed, killing an Iraqi army soldier.

In Baghdad, Karbala, Babylon, Wasit, Diyala and Salahaddin provinces, heavy rains and floods caused power outages, blocking some main roads.
The Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education postponed the final exam of the first semester in Babylon province.

The Iraqi Meteorological Agency predicted that the heavy rains and floods would subside in the afternoon, but the rains will continue.

Natural disasters have increased in the past two years as the crisis-hit country faces many environmental challenges, chief among them water scarcity.

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