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In Iraq, the number of dead and injured in a fire at a wedding has reached 450.

In Iraq, the number of dead and injured in a fire at a wedding has reached 450.

More than 450 people were killed or injured in a fire at a wedding in northern Iraq, the local Red Crescent organization reported on social media X.

“The number of dead and injured as a result of a fire in a wedding hall in the Hamdaniya district east of Mosul exceeded 450 people,” the publication says.

Earlier, Al Arabiya TV channel reported 120 dead and more than 200 injured.

According to preliminary information, the fire started due to the launch of fireworks in a closed area where fire safety rules were not followed.