Dust storm: tens of people hospitalized in Sulaimani


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SULAIMANI — Sulaimani Health Director said on Tuesday (May 17) that 130 people were hospitalized with breathing issues within 24 hours as a severe dust storm halted flights at the Sulaimani International Airport.

Saman Nadir told NRT that most of the patients were treated for breathing symptoms and have since left the hospitals, while a minority are still under treatment.

On Monday, hundreds of people were hospitalized with breathing difficulties throughout Iraq as a fresh dust storm hit the country.

Flights resume

Sulaimani International Airport said today (May 17) that all flights at the airport have now resumed.

The airport issued a statement saying that all flights are now running normally after a short halt due to the dust storm and reduced visibility.

(NRT Digital Media)