“Dear President @Macky_Sall our deep condolences to you and Senegal for the tragic loss of these very young lives! Bless.” He tweeted.
It is reported that the fire was caused by a short circuit. Three babies were rescued but Senegal’s Health Minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr has since been fired.
BBC has reported that families rushed to the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital to find out if their babies had survived.
Some could be seen sitting outside in tears with their heads in their hands, overcome with the news that their babies were among the dead.
President Macky Sall also condoled with relatives and mothers who lost their newly born babies.