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Torrential rains leave 8 dead in northern Iraq

This aerial view shows a neighbourhood in the area of Daratu, on the outskirts of Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on December 17, 2021, after flash floods caused by torrential rains left eight people dead. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
This aerial view shows a neighbourhood in the area of Daratu, on the outskirts of Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on December 17, 2021, after flash floods caused by torrential rains left eight people dead [AFP via Getty Images]

At least eight people, including a girl, have died as a result of torrential rains in Erbil province in northern Iraq, an official said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement, Omid Khoshnaw, governor of Erbil in the northern Kurdish region, said: "The floods also caused great material losses."

Torrents swept through residential areas in Erbil province in the past few hours, submerging a number of houses.

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