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Iraqi Health: The official death toll from the Al-Hussein Hospital fire is 60

The Iraqi Ministry of Health announced that the official death toll from the fire of Al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Dhi Qar Governorate has reached 60.

"After completing the procedures of civil defense and forensic medicine in the province, the number of victims of the Imam Hussein hospital fire reached 39 deaths of people with unknown identity, and 21 unidentified bodies," the ministry said in a statement today, Wednesday.

She added: "Necessary measures are being taken to determine the identities of the unidentified bodies, and this will be announced once the necessary forensic medical procedures are completed."