82 killed, mostly COVID patients in hospital fire in Iraq

The mishap took place in a Baghdad hospital’s intensive care unit injuring more than hundred.

In Iraq, 82 people were killed, mostly COVID patients in a hospital fire caused by accidental explosion of oxygen tank. The mishap took place in a Baghdad hospital’s intensive care unit injuring more than hundred.

According to medical sources, the blaze sparked at the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital on Sunday, was sparked by an accident that caused an oxygen tank to explode.

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Iraq’s Civil Defence said, the fire was under control. Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi has suspended Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi after public raged demanding stern action against high level officials. He has also ordered an investigation into the tragedy.

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