Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Hassan Al-Janabi arrived Thursday in Muthanna Governorate, south of Iraq, to look into the water contamination problem.
Protests have been staged which later spread to other Iraqi cities, demanding better public services, clean water
Basra residents say salt and bacteria
According to news outlets, the contaminated water supply has sent over 20,000 people to hospitals.
During the protests, demonstrators burned the headquarters of Iranian-backed groups and Iran’s consulate in Basra amid public outrage.