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14.7.17

Guatemala Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning After Fire Kills 22 Girls In Shelter (Photos)

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Guatemala Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning After Fire Kills 22 Girls In Shelter (Photos)
Guatemala government has declared three days of mourning after a fire swept through a home for abused teenagers and children, killing at least 22 girls on Wednesday.

All those killed at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home in San Jose Pinula, were aged between 14 and 17. 
A total of 38 other people were injured, 16 of them in critical condition, hospital officials said.
President Jimmy Morales on national television said that he had ordered the dismissal of the shelter?s director.
Morales said that before the fire incident, orders had been given to transfer some of the youths to other facilities because of the overcrowding.
Human rights activists held a vigil Wednesday night, lighting candles and placing flowers outside the shelter and in the main square in Guatemala City. 
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Source: ABC

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