Devastated health workers rushed in to remove charred bodies out of the inferno that broke out in Nassiriyah while many patients were coughing a lot because of the smoke.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its sincere condolences to the government of Iraq and to the families of the victims of this tragic accident. In a statement, the UAE foreign ministry also wished a speedy recovery to the injured of the hospital fire.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid will be accompanied by a ministerial delegation comprising Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Suhail Bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Dr Anwar Gargash and Salem Issa Qattam.
It turned out later that the unknown person was taking drugs, and then he fired randomly from a Kalashnikov rifle.
At least two explosions have hit convoys supplying US-led coalition forces in Iraq in the last 24 hours, security sources said, the first on Monday evening near the southern border with Kuwait and the second on Tuesday north of Baghdad.
Before dawn on Thursday, two rockets punched into an empty square near an Iraqi security headquarters in the Green Zone, the security forces said. But an Iraqi security source told the media the intended target appeared to be the US embassy, a sprawling compound a few hundred metres further south on the banks of the Tigris.