At least 100 people have died and 150 others injured after a fire broke out at a wedding in northern Iraq, state media has reported.

It is not yet clear what caused the blaze, but early reports say it broke out after fireworks were lit.

Photos on social media show charred-out remains of the event hall in Qaraqosh in Iraq’s Nineveh province.

The newly married couple are among the victims, according to the deputy head of the Nineveh health directorate.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society said more than 450 were killed and injured from the fire.

Flammable panels in the venue may have fuelled the flames, officials have said.

Source: BBC