Death toll increases to 82 in Baghdad hospital fire – Middle East Monitor

Death toll increases to 82 in Baghdad hospital fire – Middle East Monitor

25 Aprile 2021 0 Di marco zinno

The death toll from a fire at a COVID-19 hospital in the Iraqi capital Baghdad rose to 82 patients, according to the Iraqi Interior Ministry on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reports.

A ministry statement said that 110 patients were also injured in the fire that took place at the Ibn al-Khatib hospital in Baghdad late Saturday.

According to local media, the fire was caused by the explosion of oxygen tanks at the hospital, where coronavirus patients were being treated.

Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.

Iraq: Nearly 20 killed in Baghdad hospital fire

“The Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces mourn the martyrs of the tragic incident that took place in Ibn al-Khatib hospital in the capital Baghdad,” al-Kadhimi’s media office said on Twitter.

According to a statement, al-Kadhimi “ordered an immediate investigation into the causes of the incident” and to “summon the hospital manager, the security manager [of the hospital] and those responsible for the maintenance of the hospital equipment.”

coronavirus patients were being treated.Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.Iraq: Nearly 20 killed in Baghdad hospital fire”The Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces mourn the martyrs of the tragic incident that took place in Ibn al-Khatib hospital in the capital Baghdad,” al-Kadhimi’s media office said on Twitter.According to a statement, al-Kadhimi “ordered an immediate investigation into the causes of the incident” and to “summon the hospital manager, the security manager [of the hospital] and those responsible for the maintenance of the hospital equipment.”

Sorgente: Death toll increases to 82 in Baghdad hospital fire – Middle East Monitor

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