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Pope Francis Prays for More than 60 People Killed in Iraq COVID Ward Fire

Ali NajafiIraqis mourn relatives who died in a massive fire which engulfed a coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, during their funeral in the central city of Najaf, on July 13, 2021.

Iraqi medical officials told the Associated Press on July 13 that 64 people had so far died as a result of the fire at the al-Hussein Teaching Hospital, with more than 100 others injured.