Foreign Affairs
23 persons died in Iraqi hospital fire

At least 23 persons died in flames that engulfed a hospital in Iraq where patients are being treated for coronavirus.

Scores of other persons were reported injured in the fire that destroyed the  Ibn Khatib hospital on Saturday evening.

Video footage uploaded on the social media showed fire-fighters controlling the flames while persons were evacuated from the building.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi called for an immediate investigation to establish the cause of the tragic accident.