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Death toll from northern Iraq floods climbs to 18

Toll of injured people reached 180, Iraq's Health Ministry says

Faruk Zorlu   | 25.11.2018
Death toll from northern Iraq floods climbs to 18 File Photo

By Idris Okuducu

ANKARA

The death toll from flash floods in northern Iraq has climbed to 18, according to Iraqi Health Ministry on Sunday.

In a statement, the ministry said the number of wounded people has reached 180.

Meanwhile, local media reported that as many as 300 homes have been badly damaged by the floods, especially in Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces.

Also, heavy flooding inundated the town of Al-Shirqat in Saladin province, northwest of Baghdad, following days of heavy rainfall in the area.

Several countries in the region -- including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan -- have been pounded by torrential rains in recent days that have left scores dead.

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