The facts took place in a hospital located 120 kilometers from the capital.
Eleven newborns have died in a fire at the neonatology unit of a hospital in Tiwan, 120 km east of the capital Tucker, Senegal President Maggie Sal said on Wednesday.
“I learned with pain and bewilderment that eleven newborns died in a fire in the neonatology department of the Mem Abdu Aziz Sai Dubak Hospital in Tiwan,” Maggie Soul wrote in a tweet without further details.
I learned with pain and shock that 11 newborn babies died in a fire in the neonatology department of the Mem Abdu Aziz Sai Dubak Hospital in Tiwan.
I extend my deepest condolences to their mothers and their families.
– Macky Sall (ackMacky_Sall) May 25, 2022
I extend my deepest condolences to their mothers and their families, ”he added. Firefighters and regional officials were not immediately available for comment.
However, local hospitals report that the hospital has recently reopened. In early April, another tragedy at another general hospital had already saddened Senegal.
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