Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Iraq mourn 37 martyrs of Baghdede fire tragedy

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — A massive presence of Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Baghdede attended the funeral service of martyrs of Baghdede fire tragedy in the city’s cemeteries.

After the funeral prayer for their souls in Church of the Great Immaculate Conception, families of victims, priests and large crowds of Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people flocked to the cemetery of the Syriac Catholics Church in Baghdede.

Several speeches were delivered by priests and archbishops, during which they spoke about this sorrowful tragedy for Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people.

They also demand a transparent and serious investigation to reveal the truth behind this painful incident, amid shouts from the crowd with the word “betrayal,” referring to concealing the truth from Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people.

The 37 martyrs were mourned, after the specialized teams revealed their identity due to the mutilation of the bodies.