He possesses all the relevant evidence

Interior minister addresses findings on Haitham hall tragedy

NINEVE, October 1 — Interior Minister Abdul Amir Al-Shammari stated on Sunday that the Haitham Hall was constructed on encroached land, affirming that he possesses all the relevant evidence regarding the matter.

The investigation committee during a press conference, as reported by Network 964:

“It has been unequivocally established that the incident was accidental and not authorized, resulting from severe negligence.

Large quantities of alcoholic beverages and a significant alcohol storage facility were present, having a significant impact.

The hall’s flammable carpeted flooring and fabrics were another contributing factor to the rapid spread of the fire.

Cutting off the power supply by the hall’s owner, believing there was a short circuit, led to confusion in the absence of emergency exits.

The rapid collapse of the building, constructed from sandwich panels, hindered rescue operations.

The hall owner failed to provide safety requirements and did not adhere to the capacity limit, exacerbating the losses.”