Five toddlers burned alive in arson attack on nursery

Five toddlers burned alive in arson attack on nursery

Five toddlers burned alive in arson attack on nursery

At a nursery school in Brazil, four children and a teacher were burned alive by the security guard after being sprayed by alcohol.

"I'm not going to let them continue in day care, my children are all small and have no defence of anything".

The guard, aged about 50, died in hospital several hours after the incident which left him "with burns all over his body", Santos said. The children ranged in age from 1 to 4 years old. It was also revealed that he was sacked from his position in September.

The death toll from a day care center fire in southeastern Brazil rose to nine on Friday as two 4-year-old girls died of burns while being treated in a hospital. He died in hospital of his wounds.

I'm very sorry about this tragedy involving children in Janaúba.

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Speaking about the horrific incident a police spokesperson said there were up to 70 people in the school at the time of the attack which seen the building quickly go up in flames.

Brazilian President Michel Temer expressed his sympathies via Twitter.

As the father of, Temer said he understood "this must be an extremely painful loss" for the parents.

While a motive has not yet been established, dos Santos reportedly worked security at the center since 2008.

While police continue with their investigations to determine the reason for the crime, Janauba's mayor has decreed seven days of mourning for those who lost their lives.

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