Egypt expresses condolences to Iraq over deadly fire at coronavirus hospital

Ahram Online , Tuesday 13 Jul 2021

At least 64 people were killed and dozens wounded in the accident

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People gather at the ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital after a massive fire overnight, in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, on July 13, 2021. AFP

Egypt extended its condolences to Iraqi's government and people over a fire that erupted at the Imam Hussein Hospital in Dhi Qar province.

The flames erupted at the Imam Hussein Hospital, an isolation hospital for coronavirus patients, on Monday night, leaving 64 people dead and over a 100 wounded.

In a statement Tuesday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry extended condolences to the victims' families, wishing the injured people a speedy recovery.

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