Fire kills seven in Argentine old age home

July 24th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS  

RIA Novosti
Buenos Aires, July 24 (RIA Novosti) A fire swept through an old age home in the Argentine capital killing at least seven residents and injuring nine, media reported. The single-storey home in central Buenos Aires caught fire Wednesday shortly before midnight. Eighteen people, all octogenarians, were inside the building when the fire broke out.

The injured have been hospitalised with burns and carbon monoxide poisoning and are in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.
RIA Novosti

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