At least 120 people have died and 100 others were injured late on Tuesday night when a fire broke out at a wedding in Hamdaniyah, the largest Christian town in Nineveh province in northern Iraq.
Approximately a thousand people gathered at Haitham Hall in Hamdaniyah, also known as Qaraqosh, to celebrate the wedding of a Christian couple when the fire erupted. While the exact cause of the fire remains uncertain, some eyewitnesses speaking to local media suggested that fireworks may have started the flames.
Iraq's health ministry is conducting autopsies on the deceased, while the whereabouts of the wedding goers, including the bride and groom, remain unknown.
Produced by Alexander Durie