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Iraq: 14 people burnt alive in fire in university hostel, many students burnt

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A major accident has occurred due to fire in a university in Iraq. According to the report of news agency Reuters, at least 14 people have died in a fire in the dormitory of Northern Iraq University. Most of the dead are said to be students. According to the information received, fourteen people died and 18 others were burnt in a fire on Friday night in Soran city of Erbil province in the Kurdistan region.

fire caused by short circuit

A statement from the Soran Health Department said the fire first broke out on the third and fourth floors, where university students and teachers lived. After this the fire spread to the entire five-storey building. The statement said preliminary investigations indicate that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit.

The death toll may increase

It is being told that the dead include students and teachers. However, it is not yet clear how many students and teachers are among the dead. People burnt in the fire have been admitted to the hospital. Where the treatment is being done. Some people have suffered serious burns. Therefore, it is believed that the death toll may also increase.

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