Iraq says 82 died in fire at Baghdad hospital housing Covid patients

Posted by on April 25, 2021 6:49 am
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Negligence blamed for Saturday night blaze as prime minister dismisses key hospital officials

Iraq’s interior ministry has said 82 people died and 110 were injured in a catastrophic fire that broke out in the intensive care unit of a Baghdad hospital tending to severe coronavirus patients.

Negligence on the part of hospital authorities has been blamed for the fire on Saturday night, which initial reports suggested was caused when an oxygen cylinder exploded in the ward of Ibn al-Khatib hospital.

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