Iraq: At least 100 people were killed and 150 injured in a fire at a wedding ceremony.

Nineveh: At least 100 people were killed and 150 injured when a fire broke out at a wedding ceremony in Hamdania district of Iraq. Nineveh province, Iraqi state media said early Wednesday, local sources said the death toll was expected to rise.
Local civil defense said a fire broke out at a large event hall in the northeastern region after fireworks were set off during the celebration, according to state media.
Video from the site showed firefighters scrambling through the charred wreckage of the building in search of survivors.
State media said initial information indicated the building was made of highly flammable construction materials, which contributed to its rapid collapse.
Ambulances and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene by federal Iraqi authorities and authorities in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, according to official statements.

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