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British Ambassador to Iraq offers condolences to the victims of the Ibn Al-Khatib hospital fire

The British ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hickey, offered condolences today, Sunday, to the victims of the fire in the "Ibn Al-Khatib" hospital, designated for Corona patients, in the capital, Baghdad.

"I feel very sad about the reported fire of Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad," Hickey wrote in a tweet on the "Twitter" website, reported by Alsumaria News, adding, "Our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families and to the Iraqi people who were struck by this tragedy."

Today, Sunday, the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced the death of 82 people and the injury of 110 in the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital fire accident, while the Presidency of the Council of Representatives called for members of the Council to hold a session tomorrow, Monday, and the agenda includes discussion of the tragic accident at Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital.

The Iraqi News Agency quoted the statement of the Ministry of the Interior, that investigations are continuing into the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital accident, while it ruled out the existence of a criminal suspicion of the accident, and the Director of Relations and Media of the Ministry of Interior, Major General Saad Ma, said that "investigations into the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital incident are continuing and are awaiting their results," indicating that "" Technical and criminal investigations are underway to find out the circumstances of the accident. "

He added that "the prime minister has clearly directed the results of the investigation and its outcome to hold accountable those who are negligent," noting that "civil defense visits are continuing to ascertain the points of imbalance in the procedures related to safety requirements and firefighting systems", and Maan ruled out that "there is a criminal suspicion of the accident." To "We do not want to anticipate the events of the investigations."