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Eleven Newborn Babies Die in Blaze at Baghdad Hospital

Civil defense units evacuated seven other babies and 29 women to other hospitals in Iraq's capital

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    Iraqi security forces take security measures in front of the Yarmouk hospital, in which 11 newborn babies lost their lives due to a fire at maternity department in Baghdad, Iraq on August 10, 2016.

    Eleven newborn babies died after a fire erupted overnight in a Baghdad hospital, NBC News reports.

    The Ministry of Health said Wednesday that the blaze at Yarmouk Hospital appeared to have been caused by an electrical fault.

    Civil defense units evacuated seven other babies and 29 women to other hospitals in Iraq's capital, the ministry added. Further details were not immediately available.

    Hussein Omar, a 30-year-old construction worker, told The Associated Press he lost his newborn twins in the blaze.

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    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

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    "I only found charred pieces of flesh," he said, crying. "I want my baby boy and girl back. The government must give them back to me."