Eleven newborn babies have died in a hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal, the country’s president has said.
The fire at Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital was in the maternity department, President Macky Sall tweeted.
Initial reports suggest the fire was caused by a short circuit, according to Senegalese politicians.
Three babies were saved from the fire, said the city’s mayor, Demba Diop Sy. END