Death toll from Iraq coronavirus hospital fire incident rises to ninety-two

The death toll from a fire that tore through a coronavirus hospital in southern Iraq rose to 92, health officials said on Tuesday, as authorities faced accusations of negligence from grieving relatives and a doctor who works there. More than 100 people were injured in the blaze on Monday night in Nassiriya, officials said. An… Read More Death toll from Iraq coronavirus hospital fire incident rises to ninety-two

At least forty-four dead, sixty-seven injured following fire incident at coronavirus hospital in Iraq

At least 42 people were killed and over 60 injured in a fire likely caused by an oxygen tank explosion at a coronavirus hospital in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya, health officials and police said on Monday. As rescuers combed the smoke-charred building in search of more bodies, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held urgent meetings… Read More At least forty-four dead, sixty-seven injured following fire incident at coronavirus hospital in Iraq

At least eighty-two dead following fire at hospital in Baghdad

A fire sparked by an oxygen tank explosion killed at least 82 people and injured 110 at a hospital in Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. “We urgently need to review safety measures at all hospitals to prevent such a painful incident from happening in… Read More At least eighty-two dead following fire at hospital in Baghdad