Heavy Rains spreads fear among people in Kurdistan
The heavy rains that have swept Kurdistan have led to the destruction of many houses and caused the deaths of several people around Kurdistan. Dohuk, Erbil and Sulaimania were the provinces most affected by the rain. The Duhok sub-district of Shekhan announced on Thursday that seven people had drowned, among them two children, because of the flood that swept the district causing material losses, too. In the end, one of the children was found.
Ismaeel Mustafa, Shekhan's surrogate, said the flood had caused the death of four people from the Baadra district. “The flood led to the death of four people from the same family. Their car was carried away by the flood waters and has yet to be found. In addition, a 45-year-old man drowned.” Mustafa added that the floods has caused material losses, including the loss of the bridge between Duhok and Atrosh and there are fears that Baadre bridge will fall apart if the rain continues.
The heavy rains have also led to the death of four people from Bashiqa. The deceased were on their way home from Duhok when they drowned in Baadre. A good many houses have been destroyed in Baadre, too, and people have rushed to their relatives for shelter. In addition, many cars have been carried away by the water.
Duhok province has faced the same issues with heavy rain. In the Baroshke neighborhood, many houses filled with water and a number of cars were smashed, leading to the death of seven people and injuring several others. Because of the heavy rains, Thursday was announced an official holiday for schools and colleges in Duhok province.
Ari, a citizen of Duhok, said: “I could not attend my college because the streets were filled with water and no one could travel outside their homes. I was shocked by the heavy rains and their effect on the streets, college and work”.
Zakho, Shingal, Bahzani, Akre and other places were also affected.