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Five toddlers burned alive in arson attack on nursery

Five toddlers burned alive in arson attack on nursery

The horrific attack happened Thursday at the Innocent People day care center in the town of Janauba, CNN reports.

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

According to BBC, Santos poured a flammable liquid over several people inside the day care before starting a fire.

About 25 people, mostly children, were injured in the attack and are being treated at local hospitals for burns. Some of the patients are being airlifted to a specialised burns unit in the state capital, Belo Horizonte.

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Santos, who was a night watchman at the daycare center for over eight years, is said to have been on holiday from work when he showed up saying he was there to deliver a medical certificate because he was not feeling well.

"I deeply regret this tragedy with the children in Janaúba (MG)".

The suspect reamins in a serious condition in hospital after the attack - his motive remains unclear. "I want to express my solidarity with families", wrote Brazilian president Michel Temer on Twitter.

As the father of a school-age child, Mr Temer said he understood "this must be an extremely painful loss" for the parents. "He has been an employee since 2008 and has never had a bad record so we could never have anticipated something of this nature happening", Mayor of Janauba, Carlos Isaildon Mendes, told the media.


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