100 dead in Iraq wedding fire

100 dead in Iraq wedding fire A woman weeps as she attends a September 28 funeral Mass at the Grand Immaculate Church in Hamdaniya, Iraq, (also known as Qaraqosh), following a fatal fire during a wedding celebration. A lit flare set the packed Haitham Royal Wedding Hall on fire September 26, killing more than 100 people and injuring some 150 others. According to an Al Jazeera story, authorities said later the blaze began when a firework display was lit inside the hall to mark the newlywed couple's first dance. Photo: OSV News/Ahmed Saad, Reuters)

A Christian wedding party meant to celebrate the joining of young lives turned into a nightmare when a lit flare set the packed hall in northern Iraq on fire.

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