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EU’s Iraq envoy struck down by Basra’s dirty water

AFP reports:

The European Union's ambassador to Iraq said Thursday he had become sick in the city of Basra from polluted water, which has seen tens of thousands of residents hospitalised.

Envoy Ramon Blecua said he felt ill and "had to cancel several meetings" in the southern city.

He said he had not planned "to take my solidarity with the people of Basra that far, but certainly now share how you feel".

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