Iraqis Mourn Victims in The Covid Ward Hospital Fire

Published July 14th, 2021 - 08:34 GMT

At least 93 people killed in a blaze that hit a Covid-19 section in an Iraqi hospital. People mourned gravely the victims in the tragic incident and are calling for justice.

The blaze at the Al-Hussein Hospital started from faulty wiring and spread to an oxygen tank, which later exploded to turn into massive flames in the southern city of Nasiriyah.

Furthermore, this is the second of its kind; 82 people were found dead when oxygen tanks blew up at a COVID-19 hospital in Baghdad last April.

Iraqi leader, Barham Salih, slammed both incidents and said they were “the result of endemic corruption and mismanagement that disregards the lives of Iraqis.”

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Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

People light up candles for a vigil in mourning for the victims of a fire that swept through a COVID-19 coronavirus isolation unit killing over 60 people and wounding dozens more, at al-Hussein Hospital in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on July 13, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

The devastating blaze, which medics said was fuelled by the explosion of oxygen canisters, was the second such fire in Iraq in three months. Asaad NIAZI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

A man reacts at the ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital after a massive fire overnight, in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, on July 13, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

People search the rubble at the ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital after a massive fire overnight, in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, on July 13, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

People gather as a massive fire engulfs the coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, late on July 12, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

People gather near an ambulance as a massive fire engulfs the coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, late on July 12, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

Iraqi protesters erect a tent at al-Haboubi Square in the southern city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on July 13, 2021, after fire swept through a Covid isolation unit killing 64 people and wounding dozens more in the city's Al-Hussein Hospital. The devastating blaze, which medics said was fuelled by the explosion of oxygen canisters, was the second such fire in Iraq in three months. Asaad NIAZI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

Iraqis mourn relatives who died in a massive fire which engulfed a coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, during their funeral in the central city of Najaf, on July 13, 2021. Ali NAJAFI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire

Iraqis carry coffins of relatives who died in a massive fire which engulfed a coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, during a funeral procession in the central city of Najaf, on July 13, 2021. Ali NAJAFI / AFP

Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
People light up candles for a vigil in mourning for the victims of a fire that swept through a COVID-19 coronavirus isolation unit killing over 60 people and wounding dozens more, at al-Hussein Hospital in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on July 13, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
The devastating blaze, which medics said was fuelled by the explosion of oxygen canisters, was the second such fire in Iraq in three months. Asaad NIAZI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
A man reacts at the ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital after a massive fire overnight, in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, on July 13, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
People search the rubble at the ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital after a massive fire overnight, in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, on July 13, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
People gather as a massive fire engulfs the coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, late on July 12, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
People gather near an ambulance as a massive fire engulfs the coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, late on July 12, 2021. Asaad NIAZI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqi protesters erect a tent at al-Haboubi Square in the southern city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on July 13, 2021, after fire swept through a Covid isolation unit killing 64 people and wounding dozens more in the city's Al-Hussein Hospital. The devastating blaze, which medics said was fuelled by the explosion of oxygen canisters, was the second such fire in Iraq in three months. Asaad NIAZI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis mourn relatives who died in a massive fire which engulfed a coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, during their funeral in the central city of Najaf, on July 13, 2021. Ali NAJAFI / AFP
Iraqis Mourn Victims in Covid-19 Facility Hospital Fire
Iraqis carry coffins of relatives who died in a massive fire which engulfed a coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, during a funeral procession in the central city of Najaf, on July 13, 2021. Ali NAJAFI / AFP