Seven babies along with 29 women have been rescued following a fire in Iraqi's capital city, Baghdad.


Tragically, 11 premature newborns passed away in the blaze that broke out early on Wednesday morning in the Yarmouk maternity hospital.


It is not known what started the fire, but the authorities have said it may have been caused by an electrical fault, which is common in the Iraqi capital.



According to Al Jazeera, shoddy maintenance and wiring are rife throughout the city, and a lack of fire escapes adds to the danger.


The fire reportedly damaged the building and those rescued were moved to another hospital nearby.



It took firefighters three hours to put out the blaze.  




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