A gas explosion has reportedly left at least 11 people dead and dozens of others injured at a wedding hall in Saqqez (Kurdistan province) on Thursday night (local time), December 5. Ambulances and rescue teams have been dispatched to the site of the blast. The reported death toll may rise over the coming hours.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the site of the explosion over the coming hours.
Individuals in Saqqez are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the explosion, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.