| 3 December 2023, Sunday |

Saudi Arabia expresses support for Iraq wedding hall blaze victims

Saudi Arabia has conveyed its support and condolences to the victims of the tragic fire in Iraq, which resulted in the loss of over 100 lives and left around 150 people injured.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the sincere condolences and sincere sympathy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the families of the victims and to the government and people of the Republic of Iraq as a result of the death and injury of a number of people due to a fire in a wedding hall in Nineveh Governorate,” the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

The fire took place at a wedding party in Iraq’s Hamdaniya district, ripping through a large events hall after a fireworks display during the celebration, Reuters reported citing state media.
Civil defense forces were reportedly scouring the charred skeleton of a building for survivors early Wednesday morning.

Four arrest warrants have been issued for the owners of the wedding hall, according to Reuters reports, and the country’s President Abdul Latif Rashid has called for an investigation.

  • alarabiya