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Heavy rain causes flooding in Erbil, Soran

2018-05-08

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ERBIL – Several neighborhoods in the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil were flooded on Tuesday (May 8) after heavy rains.

The flood swept through the neighborhoods of Tairawa, Glkand, Hawkari, and some other low-lying and flood-prone areas.

Footage released on social media showed streets and a marketplace in Tairawa neighborhood were flooded.

The district of Soran also was affected by the flood.

The Kurdistan Region’s General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology had issued warning the previous day for heavy rain.

Earlier this week, four people died as a result of flash flooding in the province of Duhok.

(NRT)