BREAKING:58 Killed In Baghdad COVID-19 Hospital Fire, Says Iraqi Official

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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.

Iraqi policemen stand at an entrance to the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad as people wait for relatives receiving COVID-19 treatment, on April 25, 2021, after a fire erupted in the medical facility reserved for the most severe coronavirus cases.
An Iraqi woman walks past hospital beds placed outdoors at the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad, on April 25, 2021, after a fire erupted in the medical facility reserved for the most severe coronavirus cases.

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