Four toddlers killed after being set alight at day care centre

Aaron Brown
October 7, 2017

Several others were injured as flames swept through the "Innocent People" nursery in the small city of Janauba, about 375 miles (600 km) east of the capital, Brasilia. Santos died from his injuries at the hospital.

The incident occurred in a modest quarter of Janauba, a city of 70,000 about 600km north of Belo Horizonte city.

A security guard doused alcohol on some toddlers in a day care centre and cruelly set them alight in an attack in Brazil, horrifying the nation.

About 50 people were sent to hospital with injuries, said Bruno Ataide Santos, director of the local hospital.

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According to reports in Brazil it is understood that six young children and one adult have been killed in a horrifying arson attack at nursery in Janauba. State police said officers were visiting the suspect's family members to try and determine the motive behind the attack.

Janauba's mayor decreed seven days of mourning. "I woke him up early to bring him here and when I saw him again he was dead in the hospital", said Jane Kelly of her dead son Juan Miguel Soares. Santos reportedly told his family this week- which happened to be the third year anniversary of the death of his father- that he was going to give a "gift" to them and that he would die.

Brazilian President Michel Temer expressed his condolences via Twitter.

I'm very sorry about this tragedy involving children in Jana├║ba.

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