Fire at northern Iraq Kurdistan University dormitory in Soran kills 14

A fire at a university dormitory housing lecturers and students near Iraq’s northern city of Erbil left at least 14 people dead and 18 injured on Friday evening (local time), the head of the local health directorate said.

The fire broke out at a building in the small city of Soran, east of Erbil, according to Kamaram Mulla Mohammed, head of Soran’s health directorate.

State media confirmed the death toll.

Local news agency Rudaw reported that the fire had been extinguished by Friday night.

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Dec 9, 2023

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