Statement by the presidency of university of Baghdad about the accident occurred in dormitories

Statement by the presidency of university of Baghdad about the accident occurred in dormitories

  The presidency of the university of Baghdad held an emergency meeting yesterday evening in the presence of the university president, prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasoul, the administrative assistant, prof. Dr. Riyad Khalil khammas and a number of university officials about the fire occurred in one building of the dormitories at the university to take appropriate decisions for providing a convenient place for students and to meet all their needs. In this connection the university presidency indicated that the fire occurred in one of the dormitories as a result of an overload in electricity, causing leakage of smoke that led to suffocation for some students who were rushed to nearby hospitals. The university has provided all the necessary supplies for students such as transport and the students can reside in guest house inside the university or in hotels until providing a building for them, but they insisted on going to the university and remained in the parks overnight, though security measures, water, food and blankets were provided as well.