At least 27 die in fire at Baghdad hospital housing Covid patients

Posted by on April 24, 2021 7:10 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Blaze at the Ibn Khatib hospital was caused by an accident involving an exploding oxygen tank

At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in south-east Baghdad that had been equipped to house Covid-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said.

The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode, the sources said.

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