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Eleven newborn babies die in Senegal hospital fire

President Macky Sall announces deaths of infants after blaze at hospital in Tivaouane

Eleven newborn babies have died in a hospital fire in Tivaouane, western Senegal, the country’s president has said.

Macky Sall tweeted on Wednesday night: “I have just learned with pain and dismay about the deaths of 11 newborn babies in the fire at the neonatal department of the public hospital. To their mothers and their families, I express my deepest sympathy.”

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