Monday, February 29, 2016

Growing Warnings That The Mosul Dam May Collapse

The Guardian: Iraqi PM and US issue warnings over threat of Mosul dam collapse

US embassy advises any citizens in Tigris flood plain to leave, and Baghdad government urges Mosul residents to move away from river

The Iraqi government and the US embassy in Baghdad have both issued urgent warnings about the possibility of the Mosul dam collapsing and sending a 20-metre-high flash flood coursing down the river Tigris, putting more than a million people at risk.

The embassy on Monday issued a call for people to evacuate the Tigris flood plain, saying “proper preparation could save many lives”. The embassy had earlier described the threat of collapse as “serious and unprecedented”.

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More News On Growing Concerns That The Mosul Dam May Collapse

US warns of Mosul dam collapse in northern Iraq -- BBC
U.S. warns citizens to be ready to leave Iraq if Mosul dam collapses -- Reuters
Iraq's Mosul Dam faces 'risk of catastrophic failure,' U.S. says -- CNN
Mosul dam could collapse with 'very little warning' and kill hundreds of thousands in its path -- The Independent
Iraq's Mosul Dam faces failure, disaster, U.S. Embassy says -- UPI
Iraq's Mosul dam is at risk of 'catastrophic failure' and could collapse putting 1.5million lives at risk, officials warn -- Daily Mail
US Warning of 'Catastrophic Failure' of Iraq's Mosul Dam -- VOA
U.S. Plays Up Growing Risks at Mosul Dam -- WSJ
Iraq’s Mosul Dam Teetering on the Brink of Collapse -- Epoch Times

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