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There was an explosion in an oxygen tank inside the Kovid ward of the hospital, due to which the fire started and such a big accident happened. (file photo)
A fire broke out at a Kovid hospital in Iraq’s southern city of Nasiriyah. The fire was so severe that 39 people died in it and the condition of more than 20 people is said to be critical. The cause of the accident is being said to be an explosion in an oxygen tank inside the Covid ward of the hospital. Two health workers are also among the dead.
the number of deaths may increase
According to the information, health workers took out the burning bodies from Kovid Hospital, while many patients were coughing due to the smoke. The cause is being ascertained after the fire is extinguished. According to media reports, preliminary police investigation has revealed that there was an explosion in an oxygen tank inside the Kovid-19 ward of the hospital, due to which the fire started and such a big accident happened. The exact figure of the damage done is not yet clear. Health sources said the number of deaths could also increase. Because many patients are still missing.
Even before this, 82 people had lost their lives due to fire.
Let us tell you that earlier in April, there was a fire in Corona Hospital in Baghdad in which 82 people lost their lives, while 110 people were injured. Iraq’s health care system, already ravaged by war and sanctions, has struggled to cope with the coronavirus crisis, which has killed 17,592 people and infected more than 1.438 million.