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Fire at Uruguay nursing home leaves 10 dead
  • International Desk
  • 2024-07-09 05:51:27

Uruguay's Interior Ministry on Sunday reported that 10 senior citizens were killed when a fire broke out in their six-room nursing home in the city of Treinta y Tres, some 290 kilometers (180 miles) northeast of the capital Montevideo.

The cause of the fire, which reportedly broke out in the facility's living room, is unknown at the moment.

One 20-year-old female employee is said to have escaped through the building's garage.

The Interior Ministry and Emergency Services said seven residents died at the scene and three others died after being rushed to a nearby hospital.

All died from smoke inhalation according to authorities.

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