13 Jul 2021

Deadly hospital fire caused by oxygen tank explosion on Covid-ward in Iraq

News Correspondent

In Iraq, at least 92 people have lost their lives in a devastating fire at a hospital ward treating coronavirus patients.

Officials said the fire started when an oxygen cylinder exploded at the al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city of Nasiriyah. Hundreds of people were also injured.

Warning: There are distressing scenes in this report.