//Eight babies killed in hospital fire in Algeria

Eight babies killed in hospital fire in Algeria

Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through the maternity unit at a hospital in eastern Algeria

According to Algiers spokesman, Captain Nassim Bernaoui, 11 babies, 107 women and 28 workers of the hospital were rescued when fire engines were deployed to bring the fire under control

Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui has however, ordered an inquiry to the incident and sent Health Minister Mohamed Miraoui to the scene of the fire

Meanwhile, the cause of the fire was not immediately clear.