World Bulletin / News Desk
Eleven newborn babies were killed on Wednesday in a fire that broke out at a hospital in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the Iraqi Health Ministry said.
Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Redini said the fire at the Yarmouk hospital was caused by electric fault.
“Twenty-eight women and seven babies were evacuated to other hospitals,” he said.
A hospital source said an oxygen tube exploded due to the flames, causing the fatalities.
“More than ten babies were also injured in the blaze,” he said.
Al-Redini said that civil defense teams have managed to extinguish the fire.
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