Children As Young As One Burnt Alive By Day Care Security Guard

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50 people were injured, mostly with burns, as the blaze spread through the "Innocent People" nursery in Janauba, in Minas Gerais state, in southeastern Brazil, before it was brought under control by firefighters, according to a statement from state prosecutors.

Fifteen victims with life threatening injuries have been sent to the capital Belo Horizonte where hospital facilities are better suited to cope than those in the small city where the tragedy occured.

The guard, who was aged about 50 and named as Damião Soares dos Santos, was badly burnt and later died of his injuries.

Four children and their teacher were killed Thursday at their preschool in Brazil when a security guard set them alight. The mayor of Janauba has declared seven days of mourning.

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Six children were confirmed dead, all aged four, as well as a teacher who was allegedly locked in a room and set on fire.

One of the victims was Ana Clara Ferreira Silva.

The guard had worked for at least eight years at the nursery school where he was not directly in contact with the children. Police are still looking into the causes of the attack. "As the children were bigger a lot of them were able to escape". "I want to express my solidarity with the families".

Temer said he understood "this must be an extremely painful loss" for the parents, as he, too, is the father of a school-age child.

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