Floods kill at least Twelve in northern Iraq

2021-12-17T19:01:14.000000Z

Shafaq News/ Erbil Governor, Omid Khoshnaw, announced that flash floods killed at least twelve people on Friday.

Khoshnaw said in a press conference that the authorities had taken new decisions regarding the floods, adding that they would launch an inventory of the damage caused by the floods and a campaign to remove rubble from the streets.

The Governor called on everyone "not to mix the issue of floods with political issues because it is a natural phenomenon."

He pointed out that trespassing on state land is the main cause of the floods.

"The outcome amounted to 12 victims, including Turks, Filipinos, and a young Yazidi," he said, noting that the search was still underway for a missing infant.

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