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Tunisia: One Killed, 12 Injured in Ennahda Party HQ Fire (Photos)


Thu 09 Dec 2021 | 10:45 PM
Omnia Ahmed

One person was killed and 12 were injured in a fire at the headquarters of Tunisia's Ennahda party on Thursday.

The country's civil protection agency revealed that one of the party's members was killed without providing any further details.

Fire at Ennahda Party Headquarters

Two senior party officials were also among the injured in the blaze at the building in the capital, Tunis, according to Ennahda members and witnesses.

Fire at Ennahda Party Headquarters

Former Prime Minister Ali Larayedh was injured when he jumped to safety from a second-floor window.

Police officers immediately rushed to the scene along with ambulance cars. There was no official reason given yet for what caused the fire.

Nevertheless, one party member told Reuters that it was resulted from a short-circuit in the main meeting hall. Other members said the blaze started when a man set himself on fire, without giving details of his identity.

Fire at Ennahda Party Headquarters