58 Killed In Baghdad COVID-19 Hospital Fire, Says Iraqi Official – Channels Television

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Members of Iraqi security forces stand at the gate of Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad, on April 25, 2021, after a fire erupted in the medical facility reserved for the most severe COVID-19 cases. /AFP

 

Fifty-eight people were killed in a fire that ravaged at a COVID-19 hospital in the Iraqi capital overnight Sunday, according to an official toll.

“The number of deaths as a result of the Ibn al-Khatib hospital fire was 58, of which 28 were on ventilators” being treated for Covid-19, Ali Bayati, a member of Iraq’s Human Rights Commission, said.

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