At least 11 newborn babies have died after a fire broke out at a Baghdad hospital.
Eleven babies killed in hospital fire in Baghdad, Iraqi health ministry says https://t.co/0yBjulhAPR
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Iraq’s Health Ministry spokesperson said “the blaze broke out late on Tuesday night inside the maternity department at Yarmouk hospital in western Baghdad.
“The initial investigation suggests the fire was due to an electricity failure.”
Iraqi Spokesman: Fire at Baghdad Hospital Kills 11 Babies https://t.co/sWvtfCb97c
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Nineteen women suffered burns and smoke inhalation and were transferred to another hospital for treatment.
No other details have been made available.