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Polluted water causes thousands cases of poisoning in Basra: Iraq




(MENAFN) On Wednesday, Iraq's government-run High Commission for Human Rights (HCHR) proclaimed that as many as 118,000 people have suffered impermanent poisoning in current months after drinking contaminated water in the southern province of Basra.

In a statement, the HCHR urged Basra's municipal council to assemble to debate ways to resolve the crisis.

It went on to emphasize that many areas of Basra, particularly the Shatt al-Arab and Al-Markaz districts are ongoing to suffer from contaminated drinking water.

The HCHR did not say when accurately the 118,000 poisoning cases had been registered, but according to local rights groups, water toxicity in the area has increased remarkably since mid-August.

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Polluted water causes thousands cases of poisoning in Basra: Iraq

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