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At least 20 dead amid fire at Iraq hospital COVID-19 isolation ward

At least 20 dead amid fire at Iraq hospital COVID-19 isolation ward

At least 20 people have died in a fire at the al-Hussein Hospital in Iraq’s Nasiriyah district where coronavirus patients are being treated. The fire reportedly broke out in an isolation ward for people infected with coronavirus at the Imam al-Hussein Hospital in Dhi Qar province. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel

At least 20 people have died in a fire at the al-Hussein Hospital in Iraq’s Nasiriyah district where coronavirus patients are being treated.

The fire reportedly broke out in an isolation ward for people infected with coronavirus at the Imam al-Hussein Hospital in Dhi Qar province.

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Several Iraqi media outlets reported the death of at least 20 people and the injury of 20 others as a result of the fire.

The Iraqi News Agency said the authorities had evacuated the patients from the hospital. The agency quoted a statement of the Ministry of Interior that “civil defense teams are fighting a fire incident in the center of Dhi Qar Governorate, inside the al-Hussein Teaching Hospital.”

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