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More than 100 people were killed and 150 injured in a fire at a wedding party in the Hamdaniya district of Iraq’s Nineveh province, prompting civil defense to search the charred skeletons of a building early Wednesday for survivors. Can be searched for.

Nineveh Deputy Governor Hassan al-Allaq told Reuters that 113 people were confirmed dead, with state media putting the death toll at at least 100, while 150 were injured.

Local civil defense said a fire broke out at a large event hall in the north-eastern region after fireworks were lit during celebrations, according to state media.

Imad Yohana, 34, who escaped, said, “We saw that the fire was coming out of the hall. Those who managed to escape got out and those who did not got trapped. Even those who managed to get out lost their lives.” Back broken.” hell.

Video from a Reuters correspondent at the site showed firefighters climbing over the charred wreckage of the building, shining lights on the smoldering ruins.

State media said preliminary information indicated that the building was made of highly flammable construction materials, causing it to collapse rapidly.

According to official statements, ambulances and medical teams were dispatched to the scene by federal Iraqi authorities and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Eyewitnesses at the scene said the fire broke out in the building at around 10:45 pm local time (1945 GMT) and that hundreds of people were present at the time of the incident.

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