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Iraq: civilians trapped in rubble after Baghdad restaurant collapse

Iraq: civilians trapped in rubble after Baghdad restaurant collapse

A restaurant in the Iraqi capital Baghdad collapsed on Sunday, trapping civilians in the rubble, authorities said.

The restaurant, called Laila, is in the Jadriya area in central Baghdad.

"Civilians are trapped inside the collapsed building," Iraq's Civil Defence said.

"Civil defence teams have started a rescue operation."

Local reports suggest the collapse was caused by an explosion, although officials are yet to confirm this.

The number of people injured or trapped was not clear.

By Mina Aldroubi/ The National

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