Fire In Iraqi Coronavirus Ward Kills At Least 58
Updated: Jul 14, 2021
On Monday, a massive fire broke out in the coronavirus ward of the Al-Hussein hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, resulting in at least 58 deaths and 100+ people being injured.
Officials say the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit, but have not elaborated beyond that.
Iraqi Prime Minister al-Kadhimi ordered the arrest of the health director, the hospital director and the city’s civil defense director as the government launches its investigation.
This is the second Iraqi hospital fire this year that has led to multiple deaths.
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