Iraq PM Declares Emergency in Areas Hit by Heavy Rain

November 2, 2015 11:49 AM

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Iraq PM Declares Emergency in Areas Hit by Heavy Rain

Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared an emergency in areas overwhelmed by heavy rain that has caused widespread flooding and multiple deaths, his office said Sunday.

Abadi ordered a "declaration of emergency in the areas affected by torrential rainwater that exceeded drainage capacity", his office said in a statement.

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