More than 35 people have died in a fire at a hospital where coronavirus patients were being treated in Baghdad.
Iraqi High Commissioner for Human Rights member Ali al-Bayati said that according to the initial reports around 35-40 people were killed at the Ibn al-Hatip Hospital.
Dozens of patients' relatives reportedly suffered injuries because of a lack of oxygen due to intense smoke from the fire.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the accident and ordered an investigation to determine its cause.
It is believed that the fire occurred when an oxygen tank exploded.
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