NASIRIYAH: At least 35 people died in a fire in the Covid isolation ward of a healthcare facility in the southerly Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on Monday.
“The death toll from the fire that ripped through the Covid isolation ward in Nasiriyah stands at 35, with five wounded, consisting of 2 in critical condition,” Haydar al Zamili, a spokesman for the neighborhood wellness department, claimed.
“The sufferers passed away of burns and also the search is continuing,” he included, noting there were worries that several sufferers remained trapped inside the structure.
Videos shared online showed thick clouds of smoke rippling from the Al Hussein medical facility.
Previously on Monday, a minor fire burst out at the health and wellness ministry’s headquarters in Baghdad, but it was promptly consisted of with no casualties tape-recorded.
The blaze at the health center is the second such tragedy this year.
In April, a fire at a Baghdad Covid-19 healthcare facility eliminated 82 and also hurt 110, sparked by the explosion of badly stored oxygen cylinders.
Most of the targets were on respirators being dealt with for Covid-19 and also were shed or stifled in the resulting snake pit that spread rapidly with the medical facility, where family members were going to individuals in the intensive care unit.
The after that wellness preacher, Hassan al Tamimi, surrendered after the April fire.
Iraq– where the oil-reliant economy is still recovering from years of battle and insurgency and many people reside in poverty– has recorded over 1.4 million Covid instances and also more than 17,000 deaths.