• D. Brit

Fire In Iraqi Coronavirus Ward Kills At Least 58

Updated: Jul 14


What Happened:

  • 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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