Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Hospital fire consumes 12 premature babies

Recent news as really worrisome and thought provoking as a  fire in the maternity ward of a hospital in Baghdad killed at least 11 babies early Wednesday.
The Iraqi Health Ministry said the babies were in the pre-term birth unit in Yarmouk Hospital and died of suffocation.
A preliminary report provided by the Civil Defense indicates the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit.

Officials said twenty-nine women delivered babies at Yarmouk hospital Tuesday night. They were all transferred to other hospitals in the Iraqi capital.
No other details were immediately available, but there have been a number of electrical fires at state institutions and shopping centres in Iraq in recent years.

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