Video: Boy blown away as tornado-like storm hits Mosul refugee camp

 

Video: Boy blown away as tornado-like storm hits Mosul refugee camp

Mosul - The video shows tents being ripped from the ground in the winds and other objects flying through the air.

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Published: Sat 19 Aug 2017, 9:58 AM

Last updated: Sat 19 Aug 2017, 8:20 PM

A video showing a child's frame being thrown away by strong winds after a tornado hit a refugee camp in Mosul has gone viral.

It shows tents being ripped from the ground in the winds and other objects flying through the air, reports ABC News.


Al Salamiyah refugee camp, located some 30 kilometres south of Mosul, was opened in May, with a total capacity of 30,000 individuals.
The camp was set up in response to the surge in the number of displaced Iraqis fleeing the most recent military offensive in Mosul.
The battle for Mosul is all but over after nine months of devastating urban warfare between government forces and Daesh militants, but Iraqi civilians are suffering in a humanitarian crisis of monumental scale.
More than one million people fled their homes in Mosul and nearby villages since the fighting started. Most of them are packed into camps in the countryside or have found shelter elsewhere.
At a camp sheltering a fraction of those who have fled, the main concern is keeping cool without electricity as temperatures climb above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
 
(With inputs from Reuters)


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