100 deaths and 150 injuries, the initial toll from the Baghdida fire tragedy

Firefighters extinguish fire from Baghdad's historic Shorjah market, which dates to the Abbassid era over 700 years ago, after it was hit by two bomb blasts on February 13, 2014 killing at least two people and wounding at least 11. Violence in Iraq has reached a level not seen since 2008, when it was just emerging from a period of brutal sectarian killings. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

The Nineveh Governorate Health Department announced today, Wednesday, that 100 deaths and 150 injuries were recorded as a preliminary toll as a result of the Hamdaniya space fire incident.

Ministry of Health spokesman Saif Al-Badr said, “The Nineveh Health Department recorded 100 deaths and more than 150 injured as a preliminary toll as a result of the wedding hall fire incident in Al-Hamdaniya.”

Earlier, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani directed the Ministers of Interior and Health to mobilize all efforts to provide relief to those affected by the fire in Al-Hamdaniya district in Nineveh

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