Baghdad burning: explosion kills dozens at Covid hospital
Scenes of horror after fire caused by oxygen tank explosion
A fire sparked by an oxygen tank explosion killed at least 82 people and injured 110 at a hospital in Baghdad that had been equipped to house Covid-19 patients, an interior ministry spokesperson said on Sunday.
“We urgently need to review safety measures at all hospitals to prevent such a painful incident from happening in future,” spokesperson Khalid al-Muhanna told state television, announcing the toll.
The fire erupted on Saturday night at the Ibn al-Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area...