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14 Aug 2019 | 02:51 PM UTC

Iraq: Pipeline explodes in Al-Hartha (Basra province) August 14, cutting supply to power station

Iraq News Alert

Gas pipeline explodes in Al-Hartha (Basra province) August 14, cutting supply to power station; lingering power outages to be expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Al-Hartha (Basra province)

Event

A gas pipeline exploded in Al-Hartha (Basra province) on Wednesday, August 14, cutting supply to a local power station as firefighters doused the consequent blaze. The pipeline reportedly exploded due to a technical problem secondary to extremely high temperatures of near 49°C (120°F).

Lingering power outages are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in the Basra area are advised to monitor developments, keep battery-operated devices fully charged, as able, and refrain from strenuous outdoor activity amid high temperatures.

 

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