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World News September 27, 2023

At least 100 dead in Iraq wedding fire

At least 100 people were killed and more than 150 injured in a fire that erupted at a wedding celebration in Al-Hamdaniya district in Iraq’s Nineveh province, state media the Iraqi News Agency reported early Wednesday. Local civil defense said, the fire ripped through a large events hall in the north-eastern region after fireworks were lit during the celebration.

Video from a Reuters correspondent at the site showed firefighters clambering over the charred wreckage of the building in search of survivors. Preliminary information indicated that the building was made of highly flammable construction materials, contributing to its rapid collapse.

Source – CGTN

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