Nearly 1,000 treated for breathing problems south of Mosul - hospital | Reuters

QAYYARA, Iraq Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to toxic gases from a sulphur plant which Islamic State militants are suspected to have set on fire near the city of Mosul, hospital sources said on Saturday.No deaths were reported in connection with the incident, said the sources at the hospital in Qayyara, a town south of Mosul. The first cases began arriving on Friday morning, they said

Reuters October 22, 2016 20:30:07 IST
Nearly 1,000 treated for breathing problems south of Mosul - hospital
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Nearly 1000 treated for breathing problems south of Mosul  hospital
 Reuters

QAYYARA, Iraq Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to toxic gases from a sulphur plant which Islamic State militants are suspected to have set on fire near the city of Mosul, hospital sources said on Saturday.No deaths were reported in connection with the incident, said the sources at the hospital in Qayyara, a town south of Mosul. The first cases began arriving on Friday morning, they said.

A sulphur plant caught fire earlier this week as the Iraqi army dislodged Islamic State fighters from the area of Mishraq, north of Qayyara. The U.S. military said the militants had deliberately set it on fire.

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh in Qayyara; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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