BAGHDAD – At least 82 people have died while 110 others are injured in the fire at an Iraqi hospital, state-run INA news agency reported on Sunday.
On Saturday, a fire broke out at Baghdad’s Ibn al-Khatib hospital for treating coronavirus patients.
The incident was reportedly caused by the explosion of an oxygen cylinder.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered to detain the head of the hospital as part of a probe into the incident.
In a statement, the government’s human rights commission said the incident was “a crime against patients exhausted by Covid-19”.