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Nursing home fire kills eight elderly residents and injures 11

Published 12/07/2015 | 10:47

The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Eight elderly residents have died and 11 others were injured as a fire swept through a nursing home just outside the north-eastern Spanish city of Zaragoza.

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The cause of the fire, which broke out early on Sunday, is still unknown and is being investigated.

Regional interior ministry spokesman Gustavo Alcalde said one of the nursing home's caretakers has also been taken to hospital.

One man with serious burns is in a critical condition in the intensive care unit of a local hospital, regional health spokesman Sebastian Celeya said, adding that the others are suffering from smoke inhalation.

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