At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said.
The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode, the sources said.
Video posted on social media purportedly show citizens joining firefighters in searching a smoke-filled ward of the hospital.
Patients not injured in the incident were also being transferred out of the hospital, the medical sources said.
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