Emergency teams to prevent swimming in Zakho’s rivers

ZAKHO, July 30 — The Civil Defense in Zakho has announced the deployment of an emergency team near resorts and rivers to prevent swimming in restricted areas and reduce drowning incidents.

Jamal Hasan Khalil – Director of Civil Defense in Zakho for 964 Network:
On Fridays, we will intensify surveillance and search operations, and we will not allow swimming in any prohibited areas.

The emergency team consists of 40 swimmers who inspect rivers and tourist attractions in the region on Fridays, especially after recording 9 drowning incidents this summer.

964 Network:
Official statistics indicate that 56 people drowned in the rivers of Kurdistan during the first six months of 2023, and 72 people in 2022.