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More than 100 people killed after fire breaks out at Iraq wedding

11:06, Wednesday, 27 September, 2023
More than 100 people killed after fire breaks out at Iraq wedding

The number of fatalities and casualties in a fire in Iraq's northern Nineveh Province has risen to 450, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society said on its X page.

"The number of fatalities and casualties in a fire in a hall where a wedding was held has risen to 450. The tragedy occurred in the city of Al-Hamdaniya (also known as Bakhdida - TASS), located east of [the administrative center of the province of] Mosul," the agency said in a statement. Rescuers did not give exact data on the number of fatalities and casualties.

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