An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga stands guard near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq. Concern has grown that a failure of the unstable dam, which is about 40 kilometres northwest of Mosul, could wipe out much of the city and flood large parts of Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

If this Iraqi dam collapses, half a million people could be killed by a massive wave of water

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An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga stands guard near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq. Concern has grown that a failure of the unstable dam, which is about 40 kilometres northwest of Mosul, could wipe out much of the city and flood large parts of Baghdad. Photo: Reuters
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