Fire in a hotel in Karbala (photos)

 The Civil Defense Office of the holy city of Karbala announced the control of a fire in a hotel in the center of the city and the rescue of 78 people.

The agency said in a statement: “Civil defense teams rescued 78 people after a fire broke out inside the four-story Dai Al-Hussain Hotel, some of which were in shops near the hotel.”

Noting that the men were evacuated through the windows and roof of the hotel, the agency added: “Civil defense emergency teams provided assistance to the people there and provided them with the necessary services.”

The Civil Defense Department noted that a child died in the hospital as a result of suffocation in a hospital fire and said: “The fire was contained and an investigation has been launched at the provincial police station to investigate the cause of the fire.”

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