Iraq hospital fire outbreak kills 50 people

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At least 50 people have been reported dead in a fire outbreak at an Iraqi hospital.

According to reports, the fire outbreak occurred in a coronavirus isolation ward at a hospital in the Iraqi city of Nasiriya.

Reports say the cause of the fire outbreak at the al-Hussein hospital remains unclear.

Some reports however said the fire started after an oxygen tanker exploded.

The Prime Minister of Iraq,
Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has reportedly ordered the arrest of the head of the hospital.

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