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At Least 100 Killed in Iraq as Blaze Tears Through Wedding Party

HeadlineSep 27, 2023

In Iraq, at least 100 people were killed when a massive fire ripped through a wedding party in the northern Nineveh province Tuesday night. At least 150 others were injured. The blaze may have been caused by fireworks used inside during the ceremony. Relatives of the wedding guests have been desperately searching for their loved ones.

Ayad al-Qassab: “My nephew’s wife, Rawan, and their children, Charbel and Ghazal, all three of them, we can’t find them. We are looking across Mosul and couldn’t find them. We’re looking in all hospitals — nothing. They said in Erbil. We called there, and they can’t find them, either.”

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