The death toll in a fire at a hospital in Baghdad, designated for patients with COVID-19, increased to 27 people, 46 were injured. On Sunday, April 25, Reuters reported, citing sources in medical institutions.
At the same time, Dijlah TV channel, citing sources, claims that the number of victims has increased to 28 people.
The fire occurred in the Ibn Khatib hospital, located in the southeast of the city. According to preliminary data, there was an explosion of an oxygen cylinder. All patients of the hospital, including the victims, were transferred to other medical institutions.
It is clarified that 90 out of 120 patients were rescued. Most people died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to REN TV, representatives of the Iraqi Human Rights Commission demanded the resignation of the country’s health minister.