“It is with great sadness and dismay that I have just learned that 11 infants have died in a fire in the neonatal ward of Tiffawani General Hospital,” Sall said on Twitter.
“I offer my deepest condolences to their mothers and families,” he added.
For his part, Demba Diop, the city’s mayor, announced that “three babies were rescued.”
According to Doub, who is also a deputy in the National Assembly, “the fire was caused by electrical friction and the fire spread very quickly.”
According to local media, the hospital was recently inaugurated.
In early April, another government hospital witnessed a tragedy that plunged the country into grief.
On that day, a pregnant woman died after she waited for a long time, filled with pain, for a caesarean section in a hospital in the city of Luga (north). The death of this woman sparked a wave of anger on social media and calls for reform of the health care sector in the country.
On April 25, 2021, four babies were killed in a fire that broke out in a nursery in Linguerre, in northern Senegal.
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