United States has offered Iraq support for Baghdad fire: White House official

Reuters , Sunday 25 Apr 2021

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has offered assistance to Iraqi officials following a fire at a Baghdad hospital that was treating COVID-19 patients, an official said on Sunday.

The U.S. government is in touch with Iraqi officials and has offered support, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement. An oxygen tank explosion sparked a fire at the hospital that killed at least 82 people and injured 110.

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