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Sheikh Najib, head of the formed committee, said in a press conference held today with members of the committee after visiting the site of the accident, that the committee has broad powers, and is working seriously to find out the reason behind the accident and the high rate of the number of victims, indicating that all of these reasons will be presented to me. The Minister of Interior in the region to take legal measures.
He added that the results of the investigation will determine who was negligent, whether it was the building owner for not adhering to safety conditions, or the concerned authorities during the accident, stressing that we will make serious efforts to prevent such incidents from recurring in the future.
Yesterday evening, Friday, 14 university professors and postgraduate students were killed after a fire broke out inside a residential building in the Soran Autonomous Region Administration.
The Director General of Health of the Soran District Administration, Dr. Kamran Mulla Muhammad Al-Shirawni, told Shafaq News Agency, "14 citizens died as a result of the fire disaster that broke out in the building. Among the victims were Syrian and Iranian citizens and from the city of Baghdad, and two from the Soran District Administration."
Al-Shirawni added, "The seven injured people who were transferred to Soran Hospital to receive treatment, five of them left the hospital yesterday, and only two injured people remain undergoing intensive medical care."
On the other hand, the President of Soran University, Shirwan Sharif Gurtas, confirmed that the residential building in which the tragic fire accident broke out was not the internal section of the university as was rumored in the media, but rather that a group of professors and graduate students had rented it to stay in its units during official working and study days.
Qortas explained, in a statement to reporters: “We did not rent the building for the purpose of student housing because it did not comply with safety conditions, but a group of professors and postgraduate students rented it. Unfortunately, a group of university professors and one of the postgraduate students graduated with a doctorate degree from our university.” .
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