Omara /NINA / -Undersecretary of the Ministry of Water Resources Hussein Abdul-Amir said there is no risk to the city centers in Maysan province due to floods coming from the Iranian side across the east of the country, and rising levels of the Tigris River
, describing the situation in Maysan under control.
Over 100 people, mostly women and children, are reported to have died after the ferry capsized in the Tigris River
in Mosul on Thursday, official Iraqi health source announced.
Summary: Mosul [Iraq], Mar 24 (ANI): 102 people lost their lives after an overcrowded ferry capsized in the Tigris River
near Mosul on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD -- The Foreign Office on Saturday expressed condolences over the loss of lives due to capsizing of a ferry in Tigris River
, Mosul, Iraq.
"I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a ferry sank in the Tigris river
Mourners carry one of the victims who died after an overloaded ferry sank in Tigris river
near Mosul, during his funeral at Mosul cemetery, Iraq March 22, 2019.
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A follower of the ancient Mandaean faith bathes along a strip of embankment on the Tigris River
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Construction on the 1,820m-long, 135m-high dam began in August 2006 to harness the waters of the Tigris river
. Turkey's then prime minister, and now president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has justified the project, saying that two-thirds of the country's energy potential remained unexploited.
TURKEY has said Iraqis have nothing to fear from the filling of an upstream reservoir on the Tigris river
, saying "sufficient quantities of water" would continue to flow to the neighbouring country.
On their quest to achieve development, Iraq's neighbours, Turkey and Iran, have restricted high levels of water flows to the Tigris River
"We are still waiting for their response to our request and we expect that they will answer us next week." Rasheed said that Iraq is facing similar problems with Iran, which has cut the water imports of the Tigris river
from 40 percent to 15 percent due to the projects and dams that Iran has established on the river during the past years.