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Iraqi Health Officials: 64 Dead in Fire at Coronavirus Ward

BAGHDAD—The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at a coronavirus hospital ward in southern Iraq the previous day rose to 64 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical officials said. Two health officials said more than 100 people were also injured in the fire that torched the coronavirus ward of al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city…


Death Toll Rises to 92 in Blaze at Coronavirus Ward in Iraq

NASIRIYAH, Iraq—The death toll from a fire that swept through a hospital coronavirus ward in Iraq climbed to 92 on Tuesday as anguished relatives buried their loved ones and lashed out at the government over the country’s second such disaster in less than three months. Health officials said scores of others were injured in the…


Hospital Fire in India Kills 18 COVID-19 Patients

NEW DELHI—A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India killed 18 patients early Saturday, as the country is grappling with the worst outbreak yet. India on Saturday set yet another daily global record with 401,993 new cases, taking its tally to more than 19.1 million. Another 3,523 people died in the past 24…