Iraq: Basra Crisis Worsens As Iran Consulate Attacked, Power Outages Hit

11 Sep 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BASRA, Iraq
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The International Committee of the Red Cross said September 11 that drinking water could soon run even lower in the southern Iraq city of Basra.The main Wafa al-Qaed water treatment plant on the northern edge of Basra has been out of action due to a power outage since Friday and although other plants were able to supply some 40 percent of usual needs, the quality of the water was poor, the Red Cross said."This is an emergency situation. We need to restore the full supply," said spokeswoman Nada Doumani. She said she did not know the reason for the power cut.Hospitals in Basra have seen an influx of patients suffering from diarrhea and various intestinal infections, with some 6,280 people being admitted to hospitals for treatment in the last 2 weeks alone...

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