11 Newborn Babies Killed in Baghdad Hospital Fire

11 Newborn Babies Killed in Baghdad Hospital Fire

Eleven newborn babies died after an electrical fire ravaged the maternity ward of a Baghdad hospital Wednesday morning, Iraqi officials said.

More than 25 others, infants and women, were also injured in the blaze at Yarmouk Hospital, the New York Times reported. The fire was sparked after an oxygen bottle exploded sometime after midnight, according to the Times

The babies who were killed were in a ward designated for premature infants, Iraqi Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Ahmed al-Rudaini told the Times