Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan kills 17, governor tells local TV

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 11:43 AM

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network.

Nawzad Hadi told Rudaw TV that 14 of the victims were not from the autonomous region, but that their nationality was not yet known.

(Reporting by Isabel Coles; Editing by Catherine Evans)