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Second hearth breaks out in Baghdad airport, prompting probe


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BAGHDAD — A fireplace broke out in Baghdad’s worldwide airport Thursday for a second time in 48 hours, prompting Iraqi authorities to open an investigation.

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani dismissed the top of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority over the incidents, in accordance with an announcement from his workplace.

The fireplace broke out at daybreak on the bottom flooring of the airport’s VIP corridor and induced some materials injury however no human losses, in accordance with an Iraqi army assertion. The fireplace was put out by 16 civil protection brigades, in accordance with the assertion. Flights continued as scheduled.

The civil protection requested that an investigation be launched to find out the reason for the hearth. Al-Sudani, who assumed the premiership on Oct. 28, went to the scene of the blaze after which held conferences with prime officers and ordered a overview into the airport’s safety measures.

He additionally ordered a authorized committee to determine people accountable for the airport’s hearth suppression system which has not been functioning since 2013, the assertion from his workplace stated.

An airport official stated the hearth had began in a bit of the VIP corridor reserved for the premier and unfold to the corridor from there. The official spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of he was not licensed to transient the media in regards to the ongoing investigation.

Thursday’s hearth was the second to interrupt out within the span of per week on the airport. On Tuesday, a hearth broke out in its departure corridor that quickly suspended flights.

Since al-Sudani assumed energy, an American dwelling in Baghdad was shot and killed and Iran has launched missile assaults into the nation’s north concentrating on Kurdish opposition teams.

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