2021 Baghdad hospital fire

fire at Ibn al-Khatib Hospital on 24 April 2021
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On the night of 24 to 25 April 2021, a fire at the Ibn al-Khatib hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, left at least 82 people dead and 110 others injured.[1][2][3][4]

The fire was started by the explosion of oxygen tanks meant for COVID-19 patients. There was a lack of fire detection systems which caused the fire to grow. Many of the COVID patients died as a result of being taken off their ventilators to help them escape the fire.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "82 killed in Iraq as fire erupts at COVID-19 hospital". Al Jazeera English. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  2. "At least 82 die in Baghdad COVID hospital fire - Interior Ministry". Reuters. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  3. "Iraq Covid hospital fire: 82 dead after 'oxygen tank explodes'". BBC News. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  4. "Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded". TheJournal.ie. 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  5. Hassan, Falih; Arraf, Jane (25 April 2021). "Fire at Baghdad Hospital Packed with Covid Patients Kills at Least 82". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 25 April 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2021.