Iraqi Wedding Tragedy: Every Soul Lost in Devastating Fire
The bodies of 113 people have been recovered so far after a fire broke out at a Iraqi Wedding Tragedy ceremony in northern Iraq’s Nineveh province. Both the bride and groom died in the fire. At least 150 others were injured.
The deputy governor of Nineveh province, Hassan Al-Alak, said that the fire broke out at around 11:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday. The bodies of 113 people have been recovered so far in this incident.
In a press conference on Wednesday, the deputy head of the provincial health department Ahmed Dubardani said that the newlyweds lost their lives in the fire.
According to Iraq’s INA news agency, the Iraqi Wedding Tragedy ceremony was taking place in a hall in Hamdaniyah district of Nineveh province. The fire incident happened there. At least 150 people were injured.
Hamdaniyah district is located about 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad and next to Mosul, one of the largest cities in the north.
Ahmed Dubardani also said in the press conference that the condition of 50 injured persons is critical. Therefore, the number of people killed in this incident may increase.
Meanwhile, according to Al-Jazeera’s report, fireworks were being set off in celebration of the wedding. It is initially known that the fire may have started from fireworks. Iraq’s Civil Defense Authority announced this information in a statement today. There were thousands of guests in this Iraqi Wedding Tragedy ceremony.