Canada Global (Web News) In the early hours of Wednesday, civil defense workers were still scouring the burned remains of a structure for survivors after a wedding party fire in the Hamdaniya area of Iraq’s Nineveh province claimed the lives of over 100 people and injured 150 more.
Hassan al-Allaq, the deputy governor of Nineveh, told that 113 deaths had been confirmed; however, official media reported that at least 100 people had died and 150 had been injured.
According to local civil defense, a major event hall in the northeastern region caught fire after fireworks were launched during the celebration.
“We observed the flames pulsing as it emerged from the hall. Those who succeeded exited, but those who failed remained trapped. Even those who managed to flee the inferno were damaged,” according to 34-year-old Imad Yohana.
Firefighters could be seen climbing over the burning building’s debris in Reuters’ video from the scene as they shone lights over the charred remains.
According to preliminary evidence, the structure was constructed using extremely combustible materials, which may have accelerated its collapse, according to official media.