11 new­borns die in hos­pi­tal blaze

The Myanmar Times - - World -

At least 11 pre­ma­ture ba­bies were killed yes­ter­day in a fire that tore through one of the city’s largest ma­ter­nity hos­pi­tals, med­i­cal and se­cu­rity sources said. Health min­istry spokesper­son Ahmed al-Rudeini said the blaze at the Yar­mouk hos­pi­tal was started by an elec­tri­cal fault. He added that 29 other in­fants in Yar­mouk “were evac­u­ated to other hos­pi­tals in the cap­i­tal”. An of­fi­cial at Iraq’s in­te­rior min­istry con­firmed the death toll from the fire, adding that three other ba­bies were be­ing treated for smoke in­hala­tion.

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