The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad gave the Iraqi government a report on the condition of the main waterworks of the country – Mosul dam on the Tigris. According to American experts, the dam can collapse at any moment.
The U.S. is recommended as soon as possible to evacuate 1.5 million people, which in the case of a dam will be threatened by death. You should place them in areas far from the bed of not less than six kilometres.
«We don’t know the date on which the dam could collapse. But, given her condition, it is strongly recommended to evacuate the population living in the flow path», experts warn, noting that submerged most part of Mosul and Tikrit.
The wave comes and to Baghdad, downstream of the river. Will stop the work of the international airport of the capital. According to experts, Iraq may remain without electricity.
The dam was built on soft soil and require constant maintenance. However, in the last two years it has been the scene of fighting between Islamic state and Kurdish militias. During this time the building was seriously damaged.