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Water Min. arrives in Muthanna to tackle contamination problem

Hassan Al-Janabi
Minister of Water Resources Hassan Al-Janabi

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 and regular electricity supply.

Basra residents say salt and bacteria as well as other chemicals seeping into the water supply has made it undrinkable.

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.

Last Modified: Thursday، 27 September 2018 12:20 PM