Fire at Mexico elderly home kills 16

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Mexico: Fire broke out at an old age home in Mexico killing 16 elderly people and injuring at least five outside the northern border of the city of Mexicali. The injured has been admitted to a hospital in Mexicali, which is across the border from Calexico, California.

Mayor Jaime Diaz Ochoa said that the cause of the fire is being investigated by the state prosecutor’s office. 12 fire extinguishers and eight smoke detectors had been found at the home. Diaz Ochoa said 23 residents had been taken to a temporary city shelter and would be referred to a city elderly care center. He said most were apparently over 75 years old.

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