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At least 42 killed, 60 injured in coronavirus hospital fire in Iraq

Posted on AllSides July 12th, 2021
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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 an urgent meeting with ministers and top security commanders to discuss the tragedy, the premier's office said in a brief statement.

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