A hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal has killed eleven newborn babies.

Senegal’s president, Macky Sall said in a statement that the fire at Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital was in the maternity department.

“To their mothers and their families, I express my deepest sympathy,” President Sall wrote in a tweet.

The city’s mayor Demba Diop Sy said three babies were saved from the fire which politicians had said was caused by a short circuit.
Source: Africa Feeds

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