Saudi Arabia sends condolences for victims of Iraq hospital fire

Sun, 2021-04-25 16:43

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it was deeply saddened over a fire that broke out in a hospital in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, leaving several people dead and injured.
A fire sparked by an oxygen tank explosion killed at least 82 people and injured 110 at the Ibn Khatib hospital on Saturday that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients. 
“The Kingdom expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, and to Iraq, the leadership, government and people,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The Kingdom also wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The UAE also offered its “sincere condolences and sympathy to the government and people of Iraq over the victims of the painful accident,” and affirmed its solidarity with the country.
(With Reuters)

Members of Iraqi security forces stand guard outside Ibn Khatib hospital where a fire was sparked by an oxygen tank explosion, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Reuters)
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