Iraq declares public mourning for three days over victims of Hamdaniya fire

Baghdad, SANA- Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani announced Wednesday a public mourning in the whole country for the victims of the fire that broke out last night in a wedding hall in Hamdaniya, Nineveh Governorate, in the north of the country.

Prime Minister’s Media Office, said in statement quoted by Iraqi News Agency INA, that the prime minister declared of public mourning for a period of three days, for the victims who fell in the Hamdaniyah fire accident in the Nineveh Plain region.”

Ministry of Health spokesman Saif Al-Badr said that the fire caused , in an initial toll, passing away of more than 100 persons and injuring of 150 others, and the ambulance teams are continuing their efforts at the scene of the accident.


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