Iraq Fire Accident: Big news is coming from Iraq. Nearly 100 people have burnt to death after a massive fire broke out at a wedding ceremony here. The incident is being reported from Al-Hamdaniya in Naveh province of northern Iraq. Where a wedding ceremony turned into mourning in no time. More than 150 people have been injured in the accident. At the same time, the cause of the fire is not yet known. At the same time, in the initial investigation report, it is being told that the fire started while burning firecrackers. According to local media, the bride and groom are also among those who died in the fire.
The injured were admitted to the hospital
The injured were admitted to the local hospital and have been kept on oxygen support. Arrangements for more oxygen cylinders are being made for the injured. The Health Department of Nineveh Province said that the death toll has reached 114. Health Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr had earlier quoted Iraq’s state news agency as saying the number of injured was 150. The spokesperson said that efforts are being made to provide relief to the victims of this tragic incident. In a statement issued online by the Prime Minister’s Office, it was said that Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has ordered an investigation into the incident.
The death toll may increase
Nineveh provincial governor Nazim al-Jubouri said many of the injured had been referred to regional hospitals. He also said that this is not the final figure of casualties and the death toll is likely to increase further. No official statement has been issued yet on the cause of the fire, but a television news channel in its news has expressed suspicion that the accident might have been caused by fireworks set off at the venue of the ceremony. Citing the Iraqi News Agency, civil defense officials said that highly flammable materials were used in the decoration of the exterior of the wedding venue, which is illegal in the country.
fire caused by firecrackers
At the same time, it is being told in the local media report that according to preliminary information, the building in which the fire broke out contained highly flammable construction material. Due to this the fire spread very fast. At the same time, the media also claims that according to the report, there is a possibility that the fire may have been caused by fireworks. Which spread very quickly throughout the building. In a picture posted by Iraqi news agency Nina, fire brigades are seen busy extinguishing the fire.
Hundreds of people were present in the building at the time of the fire.
According to local media, the fire broke out in the building where the wedding ceremony took place at 10.45 am local time. Hundreds of people were present in the building when the fire broke out. After the incident, the medical team and fire brigade were sent to the spot for immediate assistance. Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia Al Sudani said on social media that all possible help is being provided to the people affected by the fire.
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