‘Dozens dead’ in Iraq hotel fire [VIDEO]

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The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse on what is known about the incident at the Soma hotel

A fire in a hotel in northern Iraq has killed 29 people and left at least 40 wounded, hospital administrators say.

The fire spread through the Soma Hotel in Suleimaniya during the night, killing women, children and foreigners.

Some died jumping from their windows to escape the flames, which broke out late on Thursday, witnesses said.

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