Senegal health minister sacked after babies die in hospital fire


DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal President Macky Sall on Thursday sacked his health minister, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, a government decree showed, after 11 babies were killed by a fire in a hospital neonatal ward.

Sarr will be replaced by Marie Khemesse Ngom Ndiaye, the ministry’s director general, according to the decree.

(Reporting by Diadie Ba; Writing by Aaron Ross)

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