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Northern Ireland faces mounting water crisis

 The river Lagan is frozen over in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.  Severe Arctic conditions have been causing havoc across Ireland ...
 People brave the elements in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.  Severe Arctic conditions have been causing havoc across Ireland as th...
 People queue with empty bottles to collect water, as tens of thousands of homes and businesses are affected by severe water shortages caused by broke...
 Members of the fire service fill tanks with water as people queue with empty bottles to collect water, as tens of thousands of homes and businesses a...

Britain Northern Ireland Weather

The river Lagan is frozen over in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. Severe Arctic conditions have been causing havoc across Ireland ...

Britain Northern Ireland Weather

People brave the elements in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. Severe Arctic conditions have been causing havoc across Ireland as th...

Britain Northern Ireland Water Crisis

People queue with empty bottles to collect water, as tens of thousands of homes and businesses are affected by severe water shortages caused by broke...

Britain Northern Ireland Water Crisis

Members of the fire service fill tanks with water as people queue with empty bottles to collect water, as tens of thousands of homes and businesses a...

Tens of thousands of people are without water in Northern Ireland after much of the supply drained away through broken pipes following a deep freeze and a sudden thaw.
Bottled water and water tankers are being brought in to large sections of towns and cities where public water supplies have been lost.
Officials said Wednesday that emergency crews are working around-the-clock to restore service and ease fears that contaminated water could lead to a disease outbreak.
Reservoirs have dropped dangerously low and there is a shortage of clean water for drinking, washing and cooking.
Doctors are warning that a public health crisis may develop if clean water is not quickly made available.


Updated : 2021-04-15 10:17 GMT+08:00