20 killed in fire at COVID-19 hospital in Iraq

At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday (local time) when a fire broke out at COVID-19 Imam Al-Hussein Hospital in southern Iraq.
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20 killed in fire at COVID-19 hospital in Iraq

Baghdad : At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday (local time) when a fire broke out at COVID-19 Imam Al-Hussein Hospital in southern Iraq.

The fire broke inside an isolation centre of COVID-19 hospital in the southern Iraqi Dhi Qar governorate, reported Arab News.

"Fire breaks out inside an isolation centre for people infected with COVID19 at Imam Al-Hussein Hospital in the southern Iraqi Dhi Qar governorate," tweeted Arab News.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that "civil defence teams are battling a fire accident in the centre of Dhi Qar governorate inside Imam Al-Hussein Hospital."

Authorities are evacuating patients. More details are awaited. (ANI)