Nearly 1,000 reportedly treated for breathing problems after ISIS torches sulphur plant near Mosul
Nearly 1,000 people had to be treated for breathing problems after Islamic State terrorists set a sulphur plant ablaze in Mishraq, south of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Reuters reported, citing hospital sources.
Medics at the hospital in Qayyara, which is located near Mosul, said that no deaths have been reported as a result of the blaze, but, according to an Iraqi official, two villagers close to the factory died after coming in contact with the toxic substance.
Iraqi commander Qusay Hamid Kadhem told AFP that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) had set the sulphur plant near Mosul ablaze two days ago, causing the death of two civilians from the nearby villages. – READ MORE