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Iraq: Building collapses after fire in Baghdad, 28 injured

Iraq building collapsed After a fire broke out in a commercial building in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. More than 20 people are reported to have been injured in this incident. The Civil Defense announced late Sunday that the fire had been completely extinguished.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Iraq: A commercial building in Iraq’s capital Baghdad collapsed after a fire, injuring 28 people, including the head of the country’s Civil Security Directorate. The official Iraqi news agency said the director of civil security, Major General Kadhim Bohan, and some firefighters were among the wounded. So far no information has been received about any death in the accident. No information was immediately provided about the cause of the fire.

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Brigadier General Kusai Yunus, director of civil defense for Baghdad’s al-Rusafa district, told news agency The Associated Press that the building caught fire and then collapsed. About 28 people have been injured in this. He said two of the three floors of the building had godowns containing inflammable materials like perfumes. Due to this the building caught fire and later the building collapsed. Civil Defense announced late Sunday that the fire had been completely extinguished and a search was on for the missing people trapped in the building.

Explosion in Iraq two days after new government was formed
It may be mentioned that on October 29, there was a similar fire in which about 9 people died and 10 people were injured. The fire was caused by an explosion in a gas tanker near a football field in northeastern Baghdad. Let us tell you that this explosion happened two days after the new government was formed in Iraq. The cabinet, set up under the chairmanship of Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Soudani, is the first in the country that does not include members of the influential Shia religious leader Muktada al-Sadr’s group.

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