The US expresses condolences over the Baghdad hospital fire

The number of victims of the incident exceeded 80 people.

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan expressed his condolences connected with the fire in the Baghdad hospital, which caused human casualties.

“We mourn the lives lost in the fire at the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad,” Sullivan said in a statement Sunday. “We are in contact with Iraqi officials and have offered assistance.”

“Our strategic partnership with Iraq is, first of all, a partnership between our two peoples,” the adviser continued. “We stand ready to support the Government of Iraq and its people at this tragic moment.”

CNN reported, citing the Iraqi Interior Ministry, that as a result of the fire that occurred on Saturday evening, at least 82 people were killed, and another 110 people were burned.

The fire started after oxygen tanks exploded, two health officials told CNN.

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