Rescue 5 tourists at Mount Korek north of Erbil

19/01/2019 - 18:56 Published in News/Kurdistan

The Civil Defense Directorate in the town of Soran reported the rescue of five people who had been stranded in the snow on Mount Korek.

"After we have been informed about the situation, our teams went to the place. Two hours after their arrival, they managed to save five people who could not return because of the large percentage of snow falling on the ground," said Brigadier General Imad Rekani director of civil defence in a statement.

"After the rescue of these five people, they were taken to the hospital in Soran for treatment and first aid," he said.

Brigadier General Rekani said those people from Kirkuk, Khanqin, Kalar and Erbil had come to Mount Korek for tourism.