Death and injury of about 50 people in more than 700 incidents in Erbil

04/07/2018 - 20:29 Published in News/Kurdistan

The Directorate of Civil Defense in Erbil on Tuesday announced the registration of hundreds of incidents resulted in the death and wounding dozens during the first half of this year.

Officer of the Technical Department at the Directorate, Bestun Farhad, said at a press conference held yesterday in Erbil that during the six months of 2018 was recorded 701 accident, indicating that the accident rate has decreased compared to the first half of 2017.

He said 116 car accidents and 14 suffocations had been recorded, with 17 people dead and 35 injured.

He added that 356 accidents were recorded due to electricity, 50 gas accidents, 18 cigarette accidents and 91 accidents due to lack of awareness.