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Baghdad ward fire kills 11 premature babies

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>> 11 all too brief lives extinguished, premature babies, all of them. Killed in the fire that tore through a maternity ward at this Baghdad hospital early on Wednesday morning. An electrical fault the likely cause. The fire at Yarmouk Hospital, Western Baghdad, is likely to fuel public anger at corruption and mismanagement.
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Patients and relatives already reporting filth and neglect there. Cockroaches, dirty toilets, patients on stretchers in the courtyard. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promising for more than two years to wipe out corruption, but facing resistance from the political elite. The babies' deaths will only add to the pressure.