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Iraq shrine collapse: Seven bodies pulled from rubble after landslide

Rescuers looking for survivors after a Shia Muslim shrine in Iraq collapsed partially have found three more bodies, bringing the number of dead to seven.

Four women and a child were among those killed when a landslide struck the Qattarat al-Imam Ali on Saturday, the General Civil Defence Directorate said.

Another three children have been rescued and taken to hospital.

An earth mound next to the shrine, 28km (17 miles) west of Karbala, is believed to have collapsed due to high humidity.

"The mountain had been collecting water and, unfortunately, nobody had noticed," said Daifallah Naim, a nurse with the Popular Mobilisation, a paramilitary force dominated by Shia militias.


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