Iraq fire: At least 50 dead as blaze rips through Covid ward in hospital

The fire is currently said to be under control but search operations are still underway.

The death toll is expected to go up as the search efforts continue.

Sixteen people were rescued from the hospital.

Haydar al-Zamili, a spokesman for the local health authorities, told AFP that the “fire… ripped through the Covid isolation ward”.

This is a breaking story. Updates to follow…


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