First responders work at the scene of a fire at a hospital in Baghdad after oxygen cylinders reportedly exploded late on Saturday. Photo: AP First responders work at the scene of a fire at a hospital in Baghdad after oxygen cylinders reportedly exploded late on Saturday. Photo: AP
First responders work at the scene of a fire at a hospital in Baghdad after oxygen cylinders reportedly exploded late on Saturday. Photo: AP

Dozens of Iraqi coronavirus patients die in fire sparked by oxygen tank explosion

  • Officials said at least 82 people died and over 110 were injured when the fire broke out in the ICU of a Baghdad hospital
  • Iraq is battling a severe second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with daily cases averaging new highs of about 8,000

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
First responders work at the scene of a fire at a hospital in Baghdad after oxygen cylinders reportedly exploded late on Saturday. Photo: AP First responders work at the scene of a fire at a hospital in Baghdad after oxygen cylinders reportedly exploded late on Saturday. Photo: AP
First responders work at the scene of a fire at a hospital in Baghdad after oxygen cylinders reportedly exploded late on Saturday. Photo: AP
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