Iraq declares state of emergency in areas hit by extreme rainfall

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November 1, 2015 22:58

 
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The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared a state of emergency in areas affected by heavy rainfall, causing widespread damage and flooding, and has resulted in several deaths, AFP reported on Sunday.

Al-Abadi also announced the mobilization of ministries, security forces, civil forces, and civilian volunteers for rescue efforts of those effected near Baghdad and the surrounding areas.

Iraq was overwhelmed by severe rainstorms, which severely damaged the city's already rundown infrastructure.

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